A truly amazing place that's nestled deep into Fairmount Park, is a house that is something straight out of history books. No nails have been used in the building of the home, and you can't even wear your shoes inside. Those aren't even the best parts, it's when you walk around the garden that you find yourself truly inspired.
The Japanese House in Fairmount Park is a huge attraction for visitors and residents alike. It's an amazing site to see and I was overcome with inspiration when visiting the garden that surrounds the house. The huge Koi pond is great, and you can't help but get inspired from the brightly colored fish swimming around. The bright gold mixed with the vibrant coral is great!
I love the deck that wraps all the way around the Japanese House. It was perfectly made, and the wood is weathered so that it's smooth as can be. I would love to sit there all night long; and if I had a backyard, I would find some way to mimic it.
(Images: Kristen Lubbe)