The Big Idea: The parking pad and ugly garage had to go. In went a formal vegetable garden edged with low-clipped boxwoods flanked on two sides by a garden shed and a chicken coop. Removal of the pavement added permeability to the site. A new screened porch that replaced the garage provides a comfortable viewpoint for eyeing the action outside.
The Details: Carolyn salvaged windows and doors from the garage to use for the shed and coop. Their roof pitches and cedar shakes match those of the house. Eco-friendly brownish gray stain gave board-and-batten cedar siding that was in Carolyn's words "the color of Lucille Ball's hair" a naturally weathered look.