Happy Landings

Dividing this walk into welcoming spaces was a step in the right direction.

Steve Bender
Happy Landings
<b>This circular stone terrace near the front door says that you've arrived. The shape of the circle is repeated in the arc of the steps, softening the entry up to the house.</b>
Ralph Anderson / Styling: Scott Martin

Have a Seat
Climb three final steps, and you reach perhaps the nicest gathering spot of all, a small limestone terrace right in front of the house. It features a low sitting wall--the perfect place to linger in the shade with a cool drink. From inside the living room, the wall serves an even more ingenious purpose. It is just high enough to block the view of the street, while preserving the view of the park beyond.