South of Broad
This quaint courtyard, although newly constructed, evokes the style of a traditional Charleston garden built well before it’s time. The long, narrow garden serves as the main entrance into the house for homeowners and guests alike. Looking through an ornate iron gate from the street, you will find neatly trimmed boxwood hedges popping with agapanthus, a bubbling two-tiered fountain, and a narrow brick pathway leading you deeper into the courtyard. Windmill palms and a beautiful red-leafed Japanese maple provide a sense of scale against the tall four-story house. Just beyond the fountain, stands an arbor covered with fragrant jasmine, hiding a secluded patio designed for entertaining. The brick patio feels formal yet calming through the repetition of Italian cypress and beautifully planted urns. It was not only important that this design functioned and was aesthetically pleasing from the ground, but also from above in one of the many porches or glass encased staircase.