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Dawn Parker designed a traditional “eagle-head” trellis to help tie a Georgian-style home to its new screen porch. Among other virtues, the decorative element conceals rainspouts. The flagstone patio lends a neutral-but-textured visual support to a colorful garden that includes many old stand trees.

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If anything in the summer of 2013 points to still evolving homeowner expectations, it may be the frequency with which locals are integrating screen porches, patios, fire pits, and outdoor kitchens into original landscaping schemes that artfully marry the house to its setting.

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