The homeowners wanted to create a landscape that would thrive and evolve in each season. They wanted to use plantings to screen themselves from neighbors and the street. There are many planters throughout this property that are created and rotated throughout each season to bring extra color and vibrant elements.
Due to the decline in the property, the front walkways and landscape had to be designed and built to help transition the grade. Curb appeal from the road is created with a professionally maintained front lawn.
The back patio with a fireplace and pergola is surrounded by dense landscape to give the space an enclosed feeling. This area of the backyard is great in every season. The fireplace adds an element of warmth in the cooler months.
Careful attention was given to sitting the house into the hillside to take advantage of the grade change and natural features of the site. The client's primary residence is an urban penthouse, so outdoor space was a key feature for their growing family.
Inspired by the Louisiana architecture of A. Hays Town, this project replicates a Louisiana courtyard in the midst of this creekside estate. A pool is the centerpiece of the design and is anchored by an antique brick-clad spa. Boxwood hedges, ferns and azaleas add life to the space.