Creative thinking turned what could have been a boring swath of homogenous paving into a custom designed showpiece in this luxurious front entrance.
The paver is a three color blend of Unilock Town Hall, laid in a herringbone pattern (which helps keep pavers from shifting under the stress
of turning vehicle tires).
At the visual intersection of the front entrance and middle garage door, the eye is drawn to a dramatic paver circle made of Umbriano pavers in a contrasting color. Town Hall accent pavers in Basalt surround the circle and radiate out a series of lines. A word of warning – this project is not for the feint of heart! It requires an extreme amount of cutting and installation craftsmanship. Finally, a low garden wall is built from Mackinaw Wall on either side of the front entrance.
The paver pattern is outlined by a strong band of Unilock Town Hall in Basalt, with several straight lines that move toward the center of the driveway and encompass a dramatic paver circle made of Umbriano pavers. The result is a stunning combination of hardscape design and craftsmanship. The center circle could play the role of a driveway island, as cars can park around the circle or in front of the three-car garage. A splash of color is included with a low garden wall on either side of the front entrance encased in Mackinaw Wall in Grindstone. The Mackinaw Wall bundle comes in a variety of paver sizes and is designed for perfect installation when it comes to a curved garden wall that bends and weaves. There is plenty of room to play around with hardscape lighting techniques, like walkway lighting leading up the driveway to the front entrance, to garden lighting along the paver wall or in shrubby to create an eye-catching silhouette effect that’s both moody and inviting. The end result is an alluring treat to the eye as the strong color swatches make you feel as if you’re walking up to the steps of a grand castle. Find ideas on how to add walkways from your driveway to front door.