More English Garden Style

EWelcome to the main house. The Garden surrounding the house is still very English in arrangement, but the house is all North Carolina. A large circle drive leads you to a rose-filled courtyard and small gravel and stone path. My favorite shapes for houses have ‘H” or ‘I’ floor plans  (sorry for the sans serif capital “I” which doesn’t quite illustrate the concept). The outside is composed of several older log buildings that are connected by a two-story library in the middle. Maybe someday we can tour the inside!

Beautiful peonies lead the way to the main house

Beautiful peonies lead the way to the main house

 

Gravel drive and stone enclosed courtyard welcome visitors to the home and garden

Gravel drive and stone enclosed courtyard welcome visitors to the home and garden

 

Even more roses lead to the front door

Even more roses lead to the front door

A boxwood hedge separate gravel drive and the courtyard filled with hydrangea and even more roses

A boxwood hedge separate gravel drive and the courtyard filled with hydrangea and even more roses

 

Guest have a private porch and garden

Guest have a private porch and garden

 

The front entry is so welcoming—two story library is just inside the doors

The front entry is so welcoming—two story library is just inside the doors

 

The entry is marked by this stone and gravel path

The entry is marked by this stone and gravel path

Stone bridge leads to the path to the back garden

Stone bridge leads to the path and the back garden

 

This stone path winds beside the house and to the river

This stone path winds beside the house and to the river

 

The River literally runs through it ... where is Brad Pitt

The River literally runs through it … where is Brad Pitt

xo♥, Lissy

All photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos … just please credit the source.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Comments

  1. Reply

    shannon

    July 15, 2013

    Hey Lissy! So glad to have found your blog! I featured your beautiful kitchen floor on my blog today. I can’t wait to see how you tackle the rest of the house!

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      lissyparker

      July 15, 2013

      Shannon, thank you so very much!
      xo

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    Katie Stewart

    July 16, 2013

    Beautiful!!!!! It is charming—– I think it would be a perfect spot for
    Garden Club—–
    Enjoy your time in that beautiful spot!
    Xo-Katie

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      lissyparker

      July 16, 2013

      I agree Katie, maybe I could arrange a tour.
      xo

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    Melissa Harper

    July 16, 2013

    So lovely and charming! And just wondering – What kind of roof do you have?

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      lissyparker

      July 17, 2013

      Melissa, I have an architectural shingle now, but will change to a cedar shake when I need a new roof on this house.
      I am thinking about a tin roof for the new garage—love the ‘added over time’ look.
      xo

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