Succulents, grasses and low-water shrubs with vivid foliage give this coastal garden a rich, textured look with minimal maintenance. Exterior colors and furniture selection by Julie McMahon. Photos by Daniel Bosler
Photos by Daniel Bosler
This garden is a perfect example of contemporary city design for a small space. Two custom built hardwood planters provide some height and depth to the narrow front yard. While the tile walkway is set on a stable concrete base ensuring safe passage in and out of the home in both summer and winter. The private back yard maximizes space by using a custom built hardwood table as both an architectural piece that defines the fire pit area, and an optional servery for larger dining parties.
Photo credit: Jamen Rhodes
All Hardscape and Landscape was installed by Elegant Landscape Inc. Immagine di un grande giardino formale mediterraneo esposto in pieno sole dietro casa in estate con un ingresso o sentiero e pavimentazioni in cemento
This Chicago back yard was all about taking advantage of a very small space and making it both beautiful and functional. The aluminum powder coated planters and fire table are complimented throughout with IPE wood. The fencing is black steel and was made to look like a piece of art by alternating IPE and frosted glass panels.. The grill area was also framed with IPE and acts as counter-space for wine and food when the client entertains. The IPE side tables next to the fire table were custom made to have one stage underneath while still allowing the sleekness of the powder coated table to show through. A substantial turf area was installed so that the entire space can be functional, even minutes after a heavy summer rain. The TV on the garage is often playing Chicago Cubs game and the oversized globe lights can be altered at game time to match the moment, whether it be a holiday, or a sporting event. The patio was made with Technobloc pavers which complimented the linear architecture of the house.
Modern outdoor patio expansion. Indoor-Outdoor Living and Dining. Poured concrete walls, steel posts, bluestain pine ceilings, skylights, standing seam metal roof, firepit, and modern landscaping. Photo by Jess Blackwell
The previous state of the client's backyard did not function as they needed it to, nor did it reflect their taste. They wanted enough space for entertaining company, but also somewhere comfortable to relax just the two of them. They wanted to display some of their unique sculptures, which we needed to consider throughout the design.
A pergola off the house created an intimate space for them to unwind with a cup of coffee in the morning. A few steps away is a second lounge area with a fire feature, this was designed to accommodate for the grade change of the yard. Walls and steps frame the space and tie into the built vegetable beds. From any angle of the property you are able to look onto green garden beds, which create a soft division in front of the new fencing and is the perfect way to add colour back into the landscape.
Continuando, accetto che il gruppo Houzz utilizzi cookie o tecnologie simili al fine di ottimizzare i suoi prodotti e servizi, fornirmi contenuti rilevanti e personalizzare la mia esperienza. Per saperne di più.