A curving fence with a lush covering of dense plantings is part of an award-winning landscape for a Coral Gables, Fla., home. The landscape design by ArquitectonicaGEO won a 2014 Annual Design Award by the Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
In the renovation of this beach cottage, one of the big improvements was to create a welcoming entryway. The front door was hidden, so the designers set up a fence and gate which invites guests down the path to the home.
Even small urban spaces can incorporate water features. This Minneapolis backyard is only 27-by-64 feet, but the landscape plan by Southview Design carved out space for a water fountain created with slabs of stacked New York bluestone. The overall yard won an award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.
This home is designed to be a functional space that complimented the backyard's mature trees. The yard is built to tolerate the hot central Texas temperatures but also be beautiful during the Spring and Fall months when grasses grow. The fence surrounding the yard is finished with a warm wood stain.
Black metal fencing on the far end of the yard creates a frame without obstructing the views from the back windows or deck areas. Privacy fencing along the side of the yard creates privacy from neighboring homes.