In this sloped front yard, there had been a problem with water runoff from the road and driveway. The solution is as pretty as it is practical: Liriope as a ground cover slows down and filters the water. And in August, it blooms with a collection of small flowers.
The roof of the home swoops up and out from the exterior with walls of glass intimately connecting the rooms to the beautiful surroundings. Plants peek up from in between the steps, another fun way to tie the home to nature.
This contemporary pre-fab home and studio were built on a flat city lot. The landscaping was inspired by the clean, simple lines of calligraphic Asian painting and aimed to incorporate light, movement, lots of pretty views and a strong connection between indoors and outdoors.