by Philip Leveridge
on September 14, 2016
Before: Front entryway: Conflicting media and contours, lack of structure.
Before: Large expanse of turf
Before: Narrow right-angled pathways
Before: Future side courtyard, two directional grade
Before: Straight lines, lack of structure
Design Rendering: before and after. Visualization of new trim color. New planting scheme, contouring and pathways.
Design Rendering: before and after. Visualization of new trim color. New planting scheme, contouring and pathways. Side courtyard design incorporating planter boxes, fencing and seating.
Design Rendering: General layout. New planting scheme.
Installation: Front pathway creation, contouring, tear-out and cutting of existing concrete pathway, Normandy phase!
Installation: Prepping the area
Installation: Side courtyard framing, prep, side door cedar landing platform creation.
Final Design: Front door, silvermist flagstone and chop, widened entryway and pathways for better ‘flow’. Color palette reflects house color and steel work. Plantings will soften edges as the scheme matures.
Final Design: Landscape lighting, widened pathways and softer contouring.
Final Design: Turf reduction, widened and more inviting entryway.
Final Design: Low water planting scheme, curves replace right angles, limestone boulders set into Tejas black aggregate. Baby barrel cactus.
Final Design: Cypress trees will provide future vertical height.
Final Design: Side Courtyard. Creation of a semi-private space. Steel panels with planter boxes and plasma cut ‘windows’. Miscanthus grasses will reflect steel patina in the fall and winter months.
Final Design: Side Courtyard. Creation of a semi-private space. Steel panels with planter boxes and plasma cut ‘windows’. Miscanthus grasses will reflect steel patina in the fall and winter months. Fencing: burnt pine.
Final Design: Courtyard: Spineless prickly pear will add architectural height in the planter boxes. Cedar picnic table and bench seating.
Final Design: Courtyard: Small herb garden, expanded side-door landing platform.
Steel planter boxes
Final Design: Steel panels viewed street-side. Dealing with the grade. Sentry Texas red oaks for future shade.
Structure & Form in the Winter
Winter Form and Color
Winter Color and Form
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