How to Match the Style of Historic Homes in Arlington, VA with the Landscape Design
Historic homes are best complemented by restorative landscape design that matches the style of the home’s architecture. Unilock pavers are the perfect choice for historic properties, with patented technologies that deliver authentic texture and shape. With Unilock products, you can create classic landscape designs that highlight the traditional beauty of older homes or structures. Here’s how to match your home’s historical style in Arlington, VA:
Adding a patio to a historic home is a great way to enjoy the views, and it’s possible to create a beautiful patio space with an appropriate style. Natural stone is a great choice for outdoor patios. Unilock Limestone is sourced ethically from Europe and Asia and carries the Fairstone logo. With amazing flexural strength, it’s able to withstand the elements without sustaining damage. Natural stone would’ve been used historically for hardscapes around homes, so you can have a beautiful patio that matches your home’s look. Available in three different shades ranging from a dark gray to a light heather, this large format stone is a perfect choice for a timeless patio.
A large outdoor space around your historic home might need a bit of definition or organization. Creating a formal landscape is a way of utilizing your property for an authentic feel. Border your property with beds for native trees and shrubs that homesteaders of old would’ve cherished. Cobblestone walkways provide a path for family and guests to walk the grounds and explore the foliage and color. Courtstone is cast from European cobblestone using Reala technology, delivering original style. Its texture is timeworn and antiqued, and reflects the texture of real cobblestone while being dimensionally accurate. Different sizes are available so you can customize your look to match your home. Choose between the smoky Basalt color and the lighter Belgian Blue, or mix and match for a unique look. Finish the project with an arbor at your yard’s entrance, and add a classic vine or climber.
Driveways and Other Hardscapes
Having a historic home can present unique challenges, like installing a driveway that can handle vehicle traffic but doesn’t detract from the feel of your home. Tribeca Cobble is a heavy-duty cobblestone-style paver infused with hardwearing minerals, including granite, marble, and quartz. This gives it a natural surface appearance in addition to incredible strength. Three size options allow you to choose one that fits your needs, and you can even continue Tribeca Cobble onto walkways, or use as a border accent with a contrasting paver. Tribeca Cobble blends well with Unilock Limestone, which can be used for steps and foyers.
If your home features brick and want to use brick for driveways or other hardscapes, consider Town Hall pavers. Town Hall features a surface cast from real street brick for an authentic look. It comes in a variety of colors so you can choose from different shades, or even go with a blend. Ultima Concrete Technology makes this paver up to four times stronger than poured concrete, so you don’t have to worry about chipping, cracking, or fading.
These are just some of the ways you can complement your home’s historic feel with smart design and good materials. The Unilock Product Catalog illustrates a number of ways these pavers can be used to create beauty anywhere. Check it out today, and connect with a Unilock Authorized Contractor who can make your dream come true!
The title image features a Courtstone walkway and patio.