Design snapshot: Driveway do's

Nestled against an enormous rock outcropping, this brick driveway seems to grow organically from its site. The low, canted, boulder wall snakes along the edge of the outcropping and perimeter plantings to delineate two edges of the driveway. Three rows of Belgian block, laid flush with grade in lieu of a more containing wall, comprise the third, thick edge. Within the stone borders, old bricks intermingle with moss to provide a loosely defined car pad that could just as easily function as a modest, pocket patio. For versatile, appealing results, think of the driveway as part of the garden design.

by Katie Hutchison for the House Enthusiast