Barnes Residence - Dunwoody (Atlanta) 5 photos
The owner of this home as it turns out, was the doctor that delivered my daughter some 10 years earlier! A project that was not for the faint of heart, with a 'slew of challenges' from pre- construction (permitting) to sandblasting & sealing the driveway, but made it so much sweeter in the end.
Barnes Residence - Dunwoody (Atlanta)Transitioning from the drive to the staircase, we have an irregular blue stone landing, Field stone cheek walls and infill, finished with blue stone step treads and circular columns at the base; shrubs, planting beds and specimen trees to complement and soften the stonework
Barnes Residence - Dunwoody (Atlanta)The entrance landing/ staircase is comprised of irregular Blue stone; Field stone Cap, cheek walls, risers and circular columns at the base; Shrubs, planting beds and specimen trees to complement and soften the stonework
Barnes Residence - Dunwoody (Atlanta)Top view of steps- Blue stone step treads, shows blue stone landings and Field stone wall cap
Barnes Residence - Dunwoody (Atlanta)Multiple planting beds are highlighted by White hydrangeas / specimen crape myrtles. The Mahogany colored driveway was sand blasted for a unique texture and has a nice rolled- edge curb providing a clean transition to the sweeping Emerald turf . Not shown are additional drive areas, Fieldstone walkway, stone terrace and more specimen plantings.
Barnes Residence - Dunwoody (Atlanta)The front lawn, a section of 'Mahogany' colored concrete, landing and steps to the entrance.
Demolition of the entire front yard to the house resulted in removing a 10' high retaining wall / steps, numerous large pine trees and 20 yr old buried builders trash. Grading consisted of a cut and fill process totaling 20- 6" lifts and compaction tests for each layer to withstand 4000 psi... in summary the driveway is 3500psi (very difficult for color, especially Mahogany), and the compaction testing in 6' lifts took almost 1 month!
Wish I had taken pics of the process, incl. the 'torrential rains' resulting in massive mud flows overflowing the straw bales around the entire perimeter.