Classic French Style Landscape Create an outdoor room by covering a section of a porch. Pea gravel stone and grass are mixed to create a charming courtyard feel in the backyard of the 2009 Princess Margaret Hospital Oakville Showhouse. Doors across the back create openings to each area of the patio, which can be left open to bridge the gap between indoors and out while entertaining.
Stone Porch Randomly placed stepping-stones crafted from local granite lead to this front porch’s wide steps. Hand-hewn posts and railings, along with graceful brackets, are crafted from regionally harvested locust wood to further enhance this cottage’s connection to the land. Local fieldstone clads the porch walls.