Vision in Stone
Elliott Brundage, the landscape architect, designed this apron's rustic black-and-gray cobblestone border, which sets off the austere smoothness of the three paver panels. "I wanted some contrast in the cobblestones to give interest to the design," he says. As a practical matter, Roger made sure to pitch the apron slightly to the left (1/8 inch per foot) to encourage runoff into a drainage retention area. Maintenance for the apron will be minimal because granite is so durable and the polymeric-sand joints won't wash away or grow weeds.