BEFORE & AFTER: AN OUTDOOR URBAN OASIS

A quaint home in a historic Southern neighborhood gets a modern-day facelift with outdoor living spaces that enhance its 1930s architecture with old-world charm.

When Dwight Brown of Father Nature Landscapes embarked upon the outdoor transformation of a 1939 quarried stone home in Birmingham, Alabama, he faced a nearly blank slate. The client had already renovated the petite home’s interior, keeping the square footage intact. But when it came to the outside, he wanted to live large. Playing off the original limestone, Brown envisioned a lush urban oasis with plenty of places to relax and entertain. See the before and afters of the landscape and hardscape transformation.