Perhaps the gem of downtown New Carlisle, Ohio, this secluded courtyard was not visible from the street due to large evergreens originally planted for privacy. So the debate ensued: should it be opened up for better views into the space, or closed off so the owners retained the privacy? In the end, a middle ground was achieved: opening up sections of the perimeter, while still planting heavily enough to give a sense of enclosure and block key views. Reusing clay pavers and repurposing the iron fencing kept the original garden feel intact. See more of this project at Housetrends Dayton’s feature.