Following an extensive home renovation by architect Donald Lococo, our clients asked us to make a relatively shallow garden feel deeper. We lifted and enclosed a panel of lawn in boxwood and grass risers and built up the red brick walls in front to create an even apron for the house, while in the rear, we created a fountain element between the breakfast room and garage to minimize the visual weight of the garage. The brick and cast stone fountain is planted with herbs and perennials like Lavender, Hellebore, ‘Globemaster’ Allium, and Lamb’s Ears. In front, a traditional boxwood parterre is planted with groundcover and a rotating display of spring bulbs (first Daffodil, then Spanish Bluebell, and finally, Allium). New Dawn roses climb the garage to the eyebrow pergola, making every detail of this narrow city lot feel expansive and natural.