Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Stalking Chestnut Hill

Dave and I took a walk through Chestnut Hill this weekend, stalking some of the neighborhoods for landscape & hardscape inspiration.  This stunning historic neighborhood never disappoints...

Not a bad house, if you're into this kind of thing (how gorgeous is this place?).  We were looking for driveway ideas and this house has a fabulous cobblestone + finely crushed stone combo.  Love everything about this house.


retaining wall, perfected.


Vertical running bond in brick-- we love how the pattern follows the curves of the pathway.  Also, the planter side of the pathway has a raised edge to contain the garden, while the other side is flat (for easy mowing and minimal weed wacking).



never ending stone wall-- gorgeous!


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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

That first house looks like a rich kid's house in a John Hughes movies!

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

LOVE that first driveway! We have a very long stone wall that surrounds two sides of our farm (unfortunately, people only really see a snippet of it). I wish it was more visible! Great photos - thanks for the inspiration.

The Tiny Abode said...

Chestnut Hill is so picturesque. One of my favorite areas in Philly.

Amanda Bevington said...

Forgot to tell you that Casey and I planted some boxwood this past weekend : )

chiffon maternity bridesmaid dresses said...

The house is amazing!!!The stone wall is pretty great!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

Love Chestnut Hill. Sometimes I fantasize about moving there.

Big fan of the brick curved walkway.

bon mariage said...

More Chestnut Hill posts please! I'm new to philly and am obssessed with the gorgeous homes and charm of this historic neighborhood.

Christia said...

Just moved back to Chestnut Hill from California and i often feel like I'm living in a scene from a movie. Every little street has amazing homes and landscaping to discover. Love just wandering the neignborhoods with my dog! So many great home decor and antique stores too!

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