13 Driveways With Wow-Worthy Landscapes

ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN | BY | September 22, 2017

Pull inspiration from this lush roundup on how to wow your guests as soon as they roll up to your home.

TILE DRIVE

13 Driveways With Flourishing Vegetation

Canary date palms grace the motor court of the Mediterranean-style house. The owners’ European travels led them to request a take on the landscape that reads classically but adds lively twists. The custom 11-foot-high entry door from Vintage Ironworks and Smith & DeShields incorporates decorative ironwork and insulated glass. (Tour the home)

ROUNDABOUT

13 Driveways With Flourishing Vegetation

After removing the existing porte cochere, architect Matthew Thomas remodeled the structure with a covered entry and added leaded glass to the sides and top of the door. He also remodeled the roofline to match the existing one. (Tour the home)

PERFECT PLACEMENT

13 Driveways With Flourishing Vegetation

In collaboration with the design team from Pembrooke & Ives and general contractor Paul Wittmann, landscape designer Keith L. Williams crafted an auto court out of acid-washed cast-stone pavers from Palm Beach Cast Stone to provide a new entry to this Hollywood Regency-style Palm Beach home. The black-and-white awnings are from American Awning. (Tour the home)

CONTEMPORARY COOL

13 Driveways With Flourishing Vegetation

The modular home features plenty of glass to capture views of the sky and landscape. (Tour the home)

PIECE-MAKER

13 Driveways With Flourishing Vegetation

The house evokes a West Indies plantation home, with large windows, covered verandas, columns, and lush tropical landscaping. Natural oolite shell stone was quarried from the site and used as decorative cladding on the house. Madera split tiles on the roof mimic wood shingles. (Tour the home)

AROUND THE BEND

13 Driveways With Flourishing Vegetation

Built in 1994, the home has a stucco exterior with a plain yet well-proportioned presentation that reminded the clients of a European home. (Tour the home)

MAKE AN ENTRANCE

13 Driveways With Flourishing Vegetation

Beloved antique furnishings and collected objects come together to tell a story in a designer’s own home in Palm Beach. (Tour the home)

THE RIGHT ANGLE

13 Driveways With Flourishing Vegetation

Two Medjool date palms in raised planters create a focal point for sculpture as well as the covered entry, where wood ceiling inserts soften the architecture. Synthetic grass around the motor court’s polished shellstone pavers breaks up the density and adds visual interest. (Tour the home)

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

13 Driveways With Flourishing Vegetation

The front exterior was designed as a tall facade with minimal windows to create an air of mystery and intrigue, and protect against the Miami Beach sun. The crisp modernist look gives a nod to the home’s beginnings as a set location on the iconic TV show Miami Vice. Palm trees and native plants soften the home’s geometry. (Tour the home)

FOLLOW THE BRICK ROAD

13 Driveways With Flourishing Vegetation

In the front entry, landscape designer Jeff Berghoff chose ironwood trees, evocative of olive trees common in Italy. For the building’s exterior, architect Mark Candelaria used locally quarried DC cobble with a heavy mortar and clay roof tiles to create a look reminiscent of Mediterranean design. (Tour the home)

REGAL CHATEAU

13 Driveways With Flourishing Vegetation

From the exterior, the house, with its ornate limestone facade and steeply pitched slate roof, looks like a chateau in the Loire Valley. (Tour the home)

LUSH SURROUND

13 Driveways With Flourishing Vegetation

A gated driveway framed by stone pillars heralds the approach to the main house. Plantings include white roses, lavender, red hot pokers, agaves and westringia. (Tour the home)

ROCKY ROAD

13 Driveways With Flourishing Vegetation

The distinct hump of Camelback Mountain provides a scenic backdrop for a home that combines Mediterranean and Southwest sensibilities. Landscape designer Paul Miller selected seasonal plant variations dependent on what time of the year the homeowner is in residence. (Tour the home)

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