gom dec 18

George & Jennifer Smith
25 Wiltshire Drive

A great deal of time and effort has gone into the house since Jennifer originally bought it in 2001. When they added the gate and detached garage with apartment upstairs IN 2016, they also updated the landscaping, which has really brought architecture and garden together in a harmonious way.  Crisp and clean, balanced and beautiful best describe this lovely front garden.

Though not the largest garden in Avondale, it is a great example of taste and simplicity combined to achieve a landscape that suits both the home and the neighborhood in general.  The burnished warm russet of the Japanese Maple shows off the lovely green lawn in front, as well as the cool crisp gray and white of the house behind it.

For Christmas (Jennifer and George were on the December Christmas Tour of Homes), Jennifer combined perfectly scaled wreaths in the windows and miniature Christmas Trees lining the front steps. On the left of the steps, large ornaments complete the Christmas theme artfully and simply.