219 Stagecoach Road
Greeted with a steep front drive and terrain, this garden offers a majestic entrance featuring azaleas, juniper, cedar, and loropetalum as well as large boulders. The front door is framed by red barked crepe myrtle and the sweeping, shaded front yard provides striking contrast to the back yard with its sun and rocks, a surprise discovery. The loss of many trees in a hurricane opened sunny possibilities in the rear and spurred the addition of a pool. The visitor is rewarded upon entering the back area with a grand view of stone-walled terraces rising above a brick-paved patio. The first level houses an outdoor kitchen, the second features the pool. From here a stone path meanders over to another terrace “room,” which features a gazebo perched on an immense boulder, with a resident frog pool at its foot. Beyond it are a hot tub and shaded seating area. Well-chosen and well-established plantings contribute to the overall harmony of this complex design.
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Photos: Anne Wood Humphries
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