February 2021

When Brown Meets Blue

When the right colors meet, as with this serene house on the Intracoastal Waterway, you know it’s a striking match. House by Dennis Moeller Custom Homes and Aztec Masonry. (Photos by Renee Sauer)

The outdoor fireplace, with a water view, awaits a warm fire on a chilly evening.

The handsome veranda is soft on the eyes and cool on the feet.

The patterned bluestone patio offers a classic surface for outdoor dining.

A perfect stepping stone pathway gives us a peek at the front yard.

The rich texture of the stone is achieved by mixing the “rise” of the Shawnee Mountain Ledgestone, ranging from 1 to 6 inches in height.

A bluestone inlay breaks up the expansive concrete driveway, lending an impactful touch to the home’s entrance.

The front steps and matching porch border are separated by the warm tones of the brown fieldstone risers.

The stepping stones are complemented by the deep green of baby mondo grass and the earthtones in the decorative river rock.

The 1-2″ river pebbles provide good drainage and serve as an attractive alternative to mulch. They also work well in areas that are otherwise difficult to mow or weed.

The Browns and Blues meet again on the front porch and plan to spend a lifetime together at this charming waterfront cottage.

We are grateful to the homeowners for letting us share in their good taste and excellent color selection.