The sleek design of this contemporary concrete home by Word + Carr Design Group earned the ASLA 2018 Award of Excellence in the residential design category. Large windows reflect the open sky in Austin, Texas, while the garden of succulents and native grasses capture sunlight.
Thin trees hug the red brick columns of this garden pavilion. A pointed roof shades the stone tile floor and black wrought iron furniture. A gravel walkway leading to the pavilion is framed with a brick border making a clean and organized line against the grass.
A light pressed gravel walkway gently curves through textural ornamental grass to lead to the front entry of the home. The natural texture and color is perfect for adding life to the smooth home exterior. A natural rock wall supports a higher level of the yard.
A new classical order was introduced to the existing disorganized and dysfunctional backyard of this La Jolla home. the garden's new black bottom pool with its mirror-like surface becomes the central focal point and entertainment space. intimate seating areas ,raised vegetable beds, along with a bocci and tennis court were organized with the use of thick stone walls and linear garden paths. mature specimen trees were preserved and laced to create a timeless feeling for this outdoor oasis.
The exterior of this residence is surrounded by a walking path that leads to the backyard. The path is made of pea gravel and is landscaped with bushes and shrubs, just like the backyard around the pool.
Sharp lines and smooth wood siding make up the exterior of this midcentury modern home. A variety of planted shrubs and ornamental grass creates a textural display and adds natural color to the entryway. A gravel walkway curves up to the wood framed, glass front door.