Arnette B. Clark Design, Inc. is a full service landscape architecture firm servicing the Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill Area providing a personal, customized and professional approach to every project. Services offered include site planning, site design and landscape design for both residential and commercial properties. Unique in the landscape architecture and design marketplace, Arnette integrates artistic and professional design standards with expert knowledge in plant materials.

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Lacy Residence

Durham, NC
Courtyard Design & Landscape Renovation

Project Statement

The landscape renovation of this Hope Valley residence in Durham began with the construction of a carport on the property. The space between the house and the carport presented an exciting opportunity for a courtyard design and an updated hardscape and landscape throughout.

The Lacys expressed an interest in the use of color, the incorporation of soft, informal plant material, and a hardscape of brick, stone and gravel that complimented the brick construction of their home and carport. The final product was a colorful courtyard space that served a circulation function as well as provided an outdoor dining and entertaining retreat.

  • Carport and Trellis Design: Julie Staelin
  • Photography: Allen Turner, ASAI, IAAP, & Bill Philips