Desert masonry walls, made of native stone imbedded in cast concrete, and the entry gate enclose the new garden on a ranch in west Texas. The overall transformation of the ranch property, by Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, was a 2014 American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
White, terracing masonry walls match the home's aesthetic while giving it the feeling that it extends fingers out into the landscape, helping to outline the entryways, parking area and turf areas of the home.
A masonry fence is part of an award-winning transformation of a degraded ranch in Texas by Ten Eyck Landscape Architects. The area leads into a garden with native grasses, pecan trees, Apache plume and salvias.
Masonry walls and stone pavers lend a timeless feel to this expansive outdoor entertaining space. The residents and guests can gather at the round stone fire pit or in seating under the umbrella on the patio. The landscape design blends perennials and ornamental grasses.
No other plant can add movement and catch light like ornamental grasses. They can soften, yet enhance masonry elements with their airy form and uniquely capture and filter the sun's rays. Tip: Be sure to place them where they can catch the light, which will shine through their foliage and flower heads, making them glow and shimmer in the breezes.
An outdoor kitchen bordered by rustic stone walls overlooks the expansive pastoral view. The kitchen features built-in stainless steel appliances with plenty of storage, chiseled stone floors and a glass-top patio table.