A stone retaining wall and trees speckled across the landscape create a sense of privacy at this lakeside home. The same stone used for the retaining wall blends into the exterior steps, siding and chimney.
Separating the hillside from the backyard patio, this concrete retaining wall incorporates a floating bench for outdoor seating. A chain-link fence is positioned above to the keep the space off-limits.
Looking at it now, it's hard to believe that the backyard once sloped straight down the hill. After careful planning by the landscape architects, locally cut stone retaining walls were added to level off the deck and recapture all of this useable space.
This poolscape includes two-tiered entertaining and bathing areas surrounded by a stacked stone retaining wall of blended earth tones. The hillside plantings in the background soften the change in grades. Designer tip: Planting grasses in drifts will create a sense of movement, as they will appear to continuously flow through the garden.
This striking retaining wall features innovative design but also manages to blend harmoniously with the plants and surroundings. Steel panels hover off of a concrete core wall and are illuminated from within at night. Stainless steel cables add additional support for vines.
A stone retaining wall surrounds the backyard and swimming pool of this home adding a beautiful texture contrast against the lush green grass. Planted shrubbery creates a decorative topper to the wall and helps blend it with the natural surroundings.