Unique landscape design creates secluded sanctuary

Written by: Jane Schreier Jones

Back in 1988, when Bo and Sukey Brown bought their circa 1942 home in Southwestern Ohio, the back yard was great for the four kids, ages 12, 10, 8, and 5. There was enough space to play soccer and any other game the Brown gang and their friends could dream up. But the back yard was also mostly flat, definitely dull, and visible on all sides.

As the kids grew and left home, Bo and Sukey began a landscape design transformation that took the back yard from “kid space” to a lush, verdant, multi-leveled private retreat.

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