Fairfield home steps up its entrance
An updated walkway on a classic Fairfield Avenue home enhances the exterior and welcomes guests in style.
Previously covered with vintage terracotta tile, the pathway was given new life with the addition of reclaimed bricks. Beau Cook Lawn & Landscape was tasked with making the area pop.
Owner Beau Cook says the reddish-brown tile was worn and broken – it was time for an update. “We found a guy in Minden that tore down an old elementary school. The ‘new’ bricks are from that school,” said Cook. The terracotta tile was removed, and the bricks used to recover the steps and porch area, as well as to create a herringbone pattern path to the front door.
Cook’s company also installed a flower bed edge and did the landscaping across the front of the home and down the driveway. He says the work on the home is a labor of love for the homeowners – a B-52 pilot and a speech-language pathologist. “They wanted to buy an older house when they moved here to Barksdale. They are constantly working on it and doing it in stages,” said Cook.
The re-do of the walkway and stairs took two weeks, but Cook’s crew has been completing various projects at the home during the past year. He says the addition of a large brick patio behind the original retaining wall in front of the house is in the works. Grass currently fills the target area. The creation of the patio will add functional space for the homeowners to put outdoor furniture and sit and enjoy their property.
In addition to hardscapes and landscaping, Beau Cook Lawn & Landscape offers a full menu of services that include mowing, privacy fence installation, drainage work and lighting, power washing and more. The company also installs water features like fountains and koi ponds.
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