|Williamses find inspiration in European design|
|August 16, 2012|
Photo by Jerry Purvis/Gering Citizen John and Jan Williams landscaped their Scottsbluff home to have the look of homes they’ve seen in their travels through Europe.
SCOTTSBLUFF — The John and Jan Williams home at 515 W. 23rd St. in Scottsbluff is patterned after homes in the British Isles, Holland, and Switzerland. A cottage and chalet style with bay windows and numerous vines and hedges surround the yard.
The Williams have traveled through those countries and loved the gardening effect. So they have put in a lot of hard work, and careful planning to obtain this look in their yard. They have Grape Vines surrounding the house, garage, and patios have been growing for 30 yrs. In the fall they make grape juice out of the berries. The hedges are Mulberry bushes. Their home is surrounded by Hackberry trees, which are very sturdy, and some of the oldest trees in Scottsbluff.
John and Jan have Petunias, Geraniums, Sylvia, Northern light grass, Verbenia, Lobelia, Hostas, and Begonias through the yard, in window boxes and pots.
The Williams have two lots, so they have a great deal on room to decorate. They highlight with fountains, benches, stone pathways and lamps to light the way all around the yard.
On the east side of the house, there are Cherry, Pear, Peach and a Golden Chain tree. Also on the west side there are two Granny Smith apple trees which provide wonderful apple pies.
This is a really quaint house that everyone would enjoy seeing. Drive by and take a look.