Lisa Miller 5/22/24 11:00 AM 6 min read

Before and After: Split Flagstone Walkway Adds Charm and Curb Appeal

Walkways have many purposes: they connect different areas of a property, bring different design elements together, and add curb appeal to a home. This project does all of these things--and completely transforms the aesthetic of this Connecticut home. The original space (shown below) had a paved path from the driveway to the front door until the addition of natural flagstone (or flagging) gave the landscape structure and definition. Using Old New England Wall Split Flagstone (which is split approximately 1"-4" thick) the talented team at Meadowbrook Gardens added color, character, and style to the entry and the front yard. 

Before photo of Split Flagstone walkwayBefore: This paved walkway got an upgrade using Split Flagstone. 

One of the challenges when deciding on materials was wanting the front porch to coordinate with the walkway, which led the landscaper to suggest bluestone. The client explored other options, including pavers (which they also considered the Mahal Collection) but ultimately liked the natural look of Old New England Wall Split Flagging. "We liked the subtle color of the split flagstone, and with a cape, we wanted something that looked more rustic," the homeowners said. 

Old New England Wall Split Flagstone WalkwayOld New England Split Flagstone adds definition to the landscape design.

Old New England Wall, a fieldstone collection with tones of tan, cream, grey, and brown with a weathered exterior was the perfect fit for their project and complemented the existing front porch. High-quality plantings completed the new look, and made the home more welcoming for the residents and visitors alike!

Old New England Wall Split Flagstone Walkway and Landscape DesignThe upgrade adds curb appeal and charm and sets the residence apart.

One of the most important elements of a successful project is exploring different materials in person, and enlisting professional expertise to ensure you find the right fit for specific needs and preferences. There is no shortage of building material inspiration and we are happy this homeowner took advantage of project pictures and samples before selecting the right material for them. View the Natural Stone Residential Design Guide for inspiration on your next home improvement project. 

Natural Stone Residential Design Guide