Contemporary Front Garden Crouch End

The Brief

Our clients were a couple with a large active dog – a hound who liked to get muddy. Clients wanted a front garden that was both traditional, to complement the lovely architecture of the house, and contemporary. 

The existing garden was a fine mess and needed completely ripped out including the front and side steps and supporting walls. To provide the traditional look we built new brick walls with stone capped piers to the gate – the bricks to complement those of the house. Traditional style bespoke wrought iron railings and gate were fitted and lower railings with small access gate to the basement with small access wall ladder. 

The entire project was so admired that the clients reported that ‘Neighbours were taking photos of the garden for a few months after works finished!’




Crouch End, N8,  London


50 square metres


The garden blends traditional and modern elements, with brick walls, wrought iron railings, and contemporary porcelain stone paving. It’s both practical and attractive, featuring a revamped basement, evergreen hedging, and a low-maintenance shrub border.

What We Did

The contemporary style was achieved using modern porcelain stone paving with traditional bullnose edging to the steps. The walls to both sides of the main entrance were rebuilt and capped off with bespoke coping stones – paint colour was chosen to complement the new door colour. The basement walls were hacked off, re-rendered and painted and new steps installed to the side basement entrance with appropriate drainage. 

Lattice bespoke trellis was used to create the bin store and dividing fencing to the neighbouring gardens. The low shrub border was formed using evergreen Hebe pinguifolia ‘Sutherlandii’ which would stay neat and require little maintenance.  Two potted feature evergreen topiaries completed the picture.