Here’s our Honda Civic wagon parked at our rental house in Hetzerath – our bedrooms were on the second floor over a separate apartment below that was rented to a young couple.
Our portion of the house also included the staircase, the tiered front garden and the entire house to the right of the staircase – which isn’t easily seen in this view.
Our front yard was so thick and overgrown with trees and plants, that it was very difficult to see the house itself or any of the landscape details.
Looking up from the base of the staircase leading to the front door of our house, you can just see the roofline over the living room rising above the trees.
The front garden had two paths leading back into it – this one at the bottom of the garden and another one half way up to the house – and I immediately saw great potential for this landscape.
As with many houses we have rented, the landscaping had been neglected over time – here you are looking down the upper path leading across the front yard – and I took this property on as my own self-improvement project.
From the top of the front staircase you can see the long flight of stairs leading to the front door – which turned grocery shopping into an aerobic activity carrying bags into the house.
This was the view from the top of the stairs along the front of the living room of our house – what you can’t see here is the long porch that overlooked the front garden.
It was hard to tell anything about the front garden, and you wouldn’t know there were sandstone block planters under portions of the vegetation – because you couldn’t see any of the landscape features.
This was the long front porch that ran the length of the entire living room – providing a beautiful and secluded spot to relax – right in the center of town in Hetzerath.