Small spaces often demand resourceful design solutions, within this compact courtyard we managed to combine a number of elements whilst still maintaining a feeling of open space.
The courtyard is the only private outdoor space for a Georgian town house and despite its period setting, our client was keen to create a contemporary feel. This was achieved with clean lines and the use of carefully selected materials. Smooth honed grey sandstone and painted rendered surfaces are set off by the rubble stone walls and period features of the surrounding boundary walls.
Raised planters around the perimeter, set a different heights and depths make the most of limited planting areas, displaying plants to optimum effect. Small specimen trees and evergreen climbing plants keep the courtyard feeling like a living space all year round. The personal additions of mobile sculptures, architectural salvage items etc. help to create a distinctive and individual exterior.