When a couple’s search for a larger property came up short, they turned to landscape architect John Howard to reconceive their existing Buckhead, Georgia, backyard as a destination unto itself.
Crowning a manicured greenspace, a potting shed designed by architect William B. Litchfield (an homage to Bunny Mellon’s infamous folly at Oak Spring Farm), underscores the bucolic manner of the newly appointed oasis.
Trellising strung with Madison jasmine and climbing roses “serves as a transitional, unifying moment between the terraced lawn and surrounding woodlands,” notes Howard.
In collaboration with Litchfield and interior designer Liza Bryan, he specified bluestone pavers, barnwood paneling and a soapstone sink for flower arranging and container planting.
Happily, the clients purport to using the shed as a bar and serving area when entertaining, too, treating friends and family to all the charms of a pastoral soiree—from the convenience of Atlanta proper.
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The draw of pastoral style is alive and well in American design. Get your fill of cottagecore inspiration with this charming guest cottage, country-chic apartment, cheery farmhouse or rustic potting shed.