Yesterday I showed you interior photos of a beautifully renovated four-square home owned by Cliff & Terri Bradley that will be on this weekend’s Woodruff Place Home & Garden Tour.
First, though, some tour details:
Now, back to Cliff & Terri’s beautiful outdoor spaces…
The grand porch is what sold Terri on this house – although after seeing the inside of the place, she lost her confidence. Cliff had to talk her into the purchase six years ago and they’ve been renovating since. That work includes the exterior and yard.
Cliff and his dad worked to remake the front steps, which are limestone slabs.
The porch itself is packed with comfortable furnishings and accessories that made me want to settle in for the evening. I wasn’t surprised to see visitors stopping by to chat. It’s a great place for conversation.
Just off the kitchen and on the side of the house is a wonderful raised deck. These gorgeous stained glass windows hang in the window that separates the kitchen and deck.
The deck was among the first projects the couple completely and one of the hardest to have approved by the historic board that oversees the neighborhood. Cliff revved up some of the project’s elements to give it a more classic look.
(I have to admit, when I got home after this photo shoot, i was disappointed with my photos of the deck. I never really stepped back for a wide shot. Trust me…it looks fantastic.)
Wooden steps lead down from the deck to a small landing with a fountain and then on down to a beautiful brick driveway.
The steps below right were salvaged during the renovation. They had originally led up to one of the four apartments the house contained when Cliff & Terri purchased it.
Cliff created the brick driveway – which leads from the alley to the house – using road bricks that were left over from construction projects.
In the brick walk that leads from the driveway to the yard, Cliff incorporated metal stars were being thrown away after a project in Fishers.
Cliff & Terri have a double lot, which gives them a long side yard that is a remarkable size for a home in the city.
They’ve taken full advantage with a wide swatch of grass, lined by beautiful mulched beds with hostas and a number of flowering bushes. The couple purchased many of the plants at the sale that comes at the close of the Indianapolis Flower & Patio Show.
There’s also a fun fire pit, surrounded by wooden logs used for seating.
I love that Cliff & Terri have incorporated some fun garden elements as well, including a metal flower purchased at the Talbot Street Art Fair and a fountain that Cliff made after Terri fell in love with a similar one.
Of course, I couldn’t resist a last photo of one of the kitties. This beauty was sacked out among the plants in a bed at the front corner of the house. Adorable!