Idea Home 2004: Naperville
Different levels separate activity areas. On the walkout level are an English wicker-look, all-weather outdoor table and chairs from LaneVenture for garden dining. Up a step, under the tree-shaded pergola, are a loveseat and ottoman just made for daydreaming or lazy conversations. The builder designed our no-maintenance Trex deck and railing with a diamond pattern that repeats the one in the window grills and the carriage-style garage doors from Clopay. A three-car garage and hot tub, connected behind the house by a flagstone pathway, face an alleyway where neighbors greet each other or shoot hoops with the kids. Natural elements such as the stone walkway fit well with curving beds filled with antique garden art and perennial English garden blooms.