An Atlanta couple drew on their New England roots to add space to their cottage without adding on.
A new garage/carriage house anchors the back of the yard. A picket fence, bluestone tiles, and a pea gravel drive and path make up the hardscape, which Wendy softened with a green-and-white-themed garden. Filled with camellias, a tea olive hedge, hostas, hydrangeas, and ferns, the backyard has something lush or in bloom year-round. Then Wendy added another special touch. “In Nantucket, it’s traditional to give your home a name and display it on a quarterboard that’s affixed to your house,” she says. “Ours, ‘Glory Cottage,’ represents adoration, praise, and thanksgiving.”