Carriage House Revival
To take a long narrow lot, include a turnaround in the driveway for cars to exit safely onto a busy street, while keeping old world charm on a tight budget.
Create garden views from the house, connecting front door area to the rest of the yard, while screening sitting area from the neighbor next door and from the parking area.
Use alternative stamped asphalt paving, with a stone feel in two colors to minimize the scale of the driveway.
Use a narrow evergreen hedge to wall off the driveway from the garden space and tall evergreen trees next to the sitting area.
Unify garden by repeating arch shapes in lawn and driveway and use raised horse trough beds to get plants up high for maximum screening.
Use a simple palette of green tones, chartreuse, white, orange and deep red to maintain a calm classic mood.