The porch is gracefully connected to the courtyard below by two sets of descending steps. Because an urban setting like this
tends to “hem in” private yards, the brick-paved area was individualized as much as possible. The courtyard is also surrounded
by a high brick wall because it’s bordered on three sides by streets.
Garden experts James T. Farmer III (allthingsfarmer.com) and Carmen Johnston (nectarandcompany.com) created lush potted plants to soften this hardscaped area while lending it some needed color.