Front Door Stoop Designers
Located in Kings Park Long Island,a blue collar coastal suburb of Smithtown this Split level Ranch or Splanch had many obstacles to overcome when trying to redesign the front entrance. The customer came to Gappsi for our design and expertise in the masonry and landscape forum. With keeping cost down and designing a multi-use entranceway from three sides of this slender sized property was the biggest challenge we had to undertake. After a few hours of designing and redesigning the customer and the team here at Gappsi design center nailed down the perfect combination to suit this homes updating project. While at the showroom the customer also had the chance to glance and browse Gappsi Signature Natural Stone selection and fell in love with our Amagansett granite paver. With design and material chosen, Gappsi’s masonry division expertly built and installed what you see here. A full two car driveway in a 90 degree herringbone pattern with soldier course border inlaid with a 45 degree herringbone walkway adds contrast and designates which area is which while still using the same medium of stone is the largest revitalization portion of this job. The main platform entrance from the driveway has two sets of steps on either side to access the main entrance of the home from either the walkway on the right as well as from the driveway. Leading up towards the main door another platform was built to meet the homes entrance, notice the absence of rails. To soften the large structure two columns and an eighteen inch planter wall with creeping ground covers and accent annuals as well as two side planter beds were added into the design bringing life and color to the project. These side planters have a dual purpose, by designing these planters the homeowner did not need to install hand rails due to height issues, which in turn saved them money. Using hanover wall system to compliment and add a vertical contrast to the natural stone paver the project blends two different materials seamlessly together with the existing home as the canvas. Curb appeal was achieve and the value of this home has been increase bringing joy not only to the current homeowners but to future homeowners as well with this timeless design and material choice.