Driveway Design Overhaul
The prime objective at Pinkham Ridge involved the creation of a more functional driveway design.
The existing entry from East made for a less than optimal turning radius and the lack of overflow parking opportunity highlighted the design challenges. In addition, the approaching grade needed to be lessened in order to make Winter time maneuvering less stressful.
In the later phases of the project, a fire pit was added and a hardy, road-side native planting arrangement was achieved. With the immense amount of hardscape presenting itself, Pinkham Ridge maintains the integrity of the surrounding woodland setting.
PSW Special Wallstone/Dudley Blend wall with Stanstead Granite cap
The granite bench is re-purposed and integrated into the new fire pit design
Wide Stanstead Granite treads lead to the front entry
The newly installed fire pit sets on the edge of the old-growth forest
The curvature of the stone wall at the driveway end allows for additional parking
Victorian traditional lamp post lighting on granite columns
Future buffer plantings along the driveway will help with wall integrity
Subtle lighting and softscape additions reduce the impact of the stonework
A look into the connecting woodland garden and the stone work of the prior driveway
New plantings adorn the driveway terrace: Montgomery Spruce, Ninebark, Chokeberry, Balsam and others.
Granite cobble apron at the entry hinders erosion while adding aesthetic beauty
The new stone wall awaits final touches and asphalt
The new stone wall prior to granite caps and lighting