Alfresco Fairytale-Entry

The entry to the driveway is bordered by pennisetum ‘Hameln’, spiraea ‘Gold Mound’, rhododendron ‘Yaku Prince’, buxus ‘Dee Runk’ and a helleborus hybrid.

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Alfresco Fairytale-Pool

The slate roof shingles, stucco walls and whimsically shaped wings lend a fairytale aura. The house and patio are bordered by ilex Gem Box® shrubs. Globes of purple allium ‘Gladiator’ […]

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Alfresco Fairytale-Trellis

“There are little things to discover in every corner,” Mierop says of the Montclair property. In this corner, climbing roses and clematis ‘Jackmanii’ gracefully ascend a trellis.

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Alfresco Fairytale-Pool and Fountain

“The pool wall is a strong, sculptural feature that creates interest any time of the year,” Mierop says. The bowls on the pillars hold assorted sedum and succulents. The large […]

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Alfresco Fairytale-Garden

Lisa Mierop describes the landscape layout as “a romantic sequence of small rooms.” Those entering the property from the motor court pass through what is believed to be the original […]

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Alfresco Fairytale-Pergola

The hand-tinted pergola was preweathered to look as if it were original to the home. The terrace features container displays of annuals and tropical plants.

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Eclectic Edge-Front Exterior

Built in 1902, the Dutch Colonial Revival-style home—located in Montclair’s historic Marlboro Park area—is full of ornate period details such as Ionic columns, dormer windows and graceful symmetry.

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Shingle-Minded-Exterior Front

This classic shore home — swathed in cedar shingles — features an expansive front porch and a variety of architectural elements that add interest.

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