Private Residence, Blue Hill Maine

After years of living with a driveway that sloped and landed near the front door, and problems with flooding, the client asked me to upgrade her entry. The courtyard was designed to elevate the ground before the house and re-grade the land for surface water to flow to the sides rather than the house. A semi-circle driveway gave owners a way to avoid backing out into the road.

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After

Creating the semi-circlve driveway allowed for easy drive in and out.

Excavating for the courtyard

Two ways into courtyard. 

Steps down (left- above and below) and a woodland handicap compliant path (right- above and below).

Before

After