The front garden of a Bauhaus style house in the woods needed some remake. Though built in 2004, the house, with a recently renovated facade, looked crisp, elegant and timeless. The driveway was a long axis with a round parking place near the entrance to the house, and the lawn paths were from granite slabs and round. Also, the yard comprised a curvilinear concrete pond on the left and some pines as well as Hydrangea, Rhododendron, and yew shrubs.
The idea was to transform the space in such a way which would enhance the beauty of the architecture, as well as make the front garden as cosy and welcoming as possible.
The project involved correction of the outlines of the driveway by cutting it out and forming new corners from the existing clincer slabs along the axis, which would accentuate the volumes of the house. Also, the circular paths in the lawn have been replaced by new straight stepping-stone paths. Along the perimeter of the front yard, the front house and around the pond there have been installed new lush planting borders. Planting included medium high deciduous trees, shrubs, perennials and grasses which would link the garden with the house, the paths and the surrounding landscape.
The front garden has become kind of a sanctuary where one can to full extent enjoy the greenery, the flowers, and the scents lingering on the air.
Architecture: Algirdas Norkūnas
Interior: Nijolė Norkūnienė
Photos by Asta Grabauskienė