The landscaping and water features are inspired by the house's setting: the Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain. This series of waterfalls and pools are outside the master suite, giving the rooms the soothing sound of trickling water.
Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture used corten, stone and plantings for this stunning multi-layered outdoor space and garden in San Francisco. Cochran created an entry stairway with corten steel walls, planes of glass and soft plantings.
A trio of cushioned armchairs with navy throw pillows offer a comfy place to sit by the fire pit. A stacked stone wall, lush plantings and Corten steel water feature next to the pool complete the outdoor design.
Like the walkways, the dining terrace is also made of Lilac Bluestone. It includes an outdoor kitchen designed to withstand the harsh Vermont winters with Corten steel and a cast concrete countertop. A kitchen garden conveniently borders the space.
An outdoor fire pit with a built-in bench, made of concrete and an exotic hardwood, Brazilian Tigerwood brightens the nighttime entertainment. Lighting underneath the bench gives it a floating appearance. The custom-designed fire pit doubles as a table, with a removable corten steel lid to cover and protect the fire pit when not in use.
Stairways—both concrete and corten steel—connect this terraced backyard. All around the stairs are a graceful mix of perennials and grasses, with planters helping to soften the transition between levels.
A self-latching steel gate creates an eye-catching entrance to this modern courtyard. The 300-pound gate spans the space between the 60-inch tall concrete wall. The gate, which was custom fabricated by Dennis Schleder, matches the modern rustic style of the planter box and courtyard within.
The goal with the fireplace was to create an architectural feature with enough visual weight to balance the large scale of the room and trusses. Incorporating industrial and rustic materials, including corten steel, rebar rods and angle iron, was also a key element of the design to tie together the home.The lighting through the pattern casts dramatic shadows across the golden walls, which were upholstered in burlap and then painted over for texture.