Gilpin – Xeriscape Curb Appeal


This corner-lot, historic home underwent a beautiful makeover and repurposing. In an effort to be prudent to the local environment and sustainable in regard to upkeep and cost to maintain, a focus on xeriscape curb appeal was the theme of the right of way and exterior yard spaces.

Minimal maintenance, biodiversity and reliability of water was carefully considered for this xeriscape curb appeal design process. Water-conserving and drought tolerant landscaping ideas and elements were carefully implemented in this project ultimately increasing curb appeal as well.

Minimal maintenance, nature scaping and sustainability were engineered by bypassing the need for irrigation within this property. The natural elements of the environment remained intact in this suburban landscaping design process.

Using a variety of native and well acclimated species, the terrain was made to appear as a dry river basin – natural to the landscape’s environment. In this way the spaces of the front, back and side yard are all tied together giving a powerful sense of connection with an emphasis on consideration to the local climate.

In a reflection of the material and color schemes of the existing historic home, this residential xeriscape curb appeal redesign includes a palette of local and natural materials that were selected to bring out the beauty and style best suited for the client’s aesthetic and the architecture of the home. Through the combination of plants that have variable seasons of interest and thoughtfully crafted outdoor lighting, the garden is able to provide color and intrigue throughout the entire year.

See other curb appeal design projects: Huisache – Street Appeal – Tannenbaum Design Group (tbaumdesign.com)