Blue Hills Inc. Matches Front Entrance and Steps to Home and Landscape in Sugar Grove, IL
This project by Blue Hills, Inc. in Sugar Grove, IL, features a serene front entrance and walkway, framed by plantings and slabs of natural stone. Blue Hills, Inc. was entrusted to landscape the front of this property similarly to the backyard and patio, which were completed a few years prior. The wide spacious walkway and steps, anchored by pillars, create a stunning location in which to welcome guests and ensure easy access to the home.
Richcliff pavers in a blend of Pebble Taupe and Dawn Mist were laid in a random pattern to create a walkway with a natural look and feel. The double border that outlines the edge of the walkway features Copthorne pavers in 3 Color Blend of Burgundy Red, Old Oak and Burnt Clay. The low staircase was constructed using Olde Quarry, in River Blend, and Limestone Brussels Fullnose coping. Olde Quarry wall units in the same shade can be found making up each pillar, while a Buff Ledgestone Pillar Cap serves as the finishing touch. Unigranite pavers, in Slate, were used to create banding for added interest and personality.
This particular paver selection was chosen for its durability and rich color palette. Richcliff pavers are also convincing substitutes for natural bluestone, thanks to Reala Surface Technology by Unilock. Utilizing pavers that mimic real stone allows this walkway to better complement the adjacent home and its stone siding. The Olde Quarry units have a rugged, antiqued finish that also serves to complement the aesthetic style of the home. The front entrance introduces the home, and accentuates its features rather than clashing with them.
High-traffic areas like walkways, patios and driveways require particularly strong pavers that can bear large loads without cracking or shifting. Customized using Ultima Concrete Technology from Unilock, both pavers utilized in the construction of this walkway bear four times the strength of poured concrete.
The walkway showcases an exceptional color combination: the cool blue Richcliff pavers create a striking contrast beside the deep brown mulch beds that flank the walkway. Simultaneously, the red/clay-colored Copthorne pavers serve to mediate a smoother transition between the cool pavers and warmer plant beds.
Blue Hills Inc.
15215 Lynch Rd.
Dekalb, IL 60115