A cozy outdoor seating area is illuminated by LED string lights in a modern courtyard. A high privacy fence creates a sense of seclusion under the shade of trees original to the space. The garden was installed in December 2014.
The designer's overall vision was to create a clean and simple landscape plan to preserve the minimal style of a contemporary mid-century home design. The challenge was to find complimenting species of plants that would accent the design of the home, while maintaining the simplicity that the homeowners requested.
Stepping through a bold red door leads visitors into a private courtyard, where weatherproof chairs and a fire pit create a comfortable outdoor sitting area. Stone paths surround the vignette, offering a rich contrast to the wood deck.
Midcentury Ranch Home Atop Grassy Hill With Stone Slabs
This midcentury ranch home sits on top of a hill, thus minimizing the view of structural roof items that would normally be visible. A large expanse of grass is broken up by large stones as well as a walkway made from large stone slabs.
Midcentury Ranch Home With Hardscaping and Water Feature
This midcentury modern ranch home features attractive hardscaping of gravel and stone slabs, as well as a grouping of cactus plants in the front. A narrow water creates the impression of a creek running in front of the home. The covered entry features a red French door and is lit by a Sputnik chandelier.
A mixture of materials gives the exterior of this midcentury-modern home visual interest and appeal. Frosted glass offers light and privacy for the home office, while rich brown siding creates a compelling sense of warmth.
The home’s curb appeal was updated by installing a new entry door and sidelights; new windows, including an enlarged opening for the second-floor living room; new fiber cement siding for the upper level; and a new garage door. The designers focused on increasing transparency and accentuating the horizontal character of the simple form.