Yeah, I know that courtyards exist everywhere, but there is something so Southern about them. This one is quintessential Savannah. It’s formal but not fussy. Walled only on three sides, it provides a view from the street. However, because this space is more of a garden than a sitting area, it’s great window dressing for the house and contributes to the curb appeal.
The walkway forms a straight line that draws the eye down the garden, over the fountain, and to the statue in back. The statue acts as a terminus. It stops the eye and offers you something to focus on that has visual interest. It draws you into the space. I love this. Furthermore, by keeping everything very orderly and symmetrical, the space naturally seems a bit larger. Remember, clutter crowds.