An inlaid stonework walkway leads to an elevated seating area which anchors the backyard landscape. The platform is enclosed by tiers of curvaceous sloping stone walls and wooden fences which add fluidity in sharp contrast to the rocky surroundings. Complementing the curved lines of the backyard's border are a stonework fire pit and stone benches embedded with electric accent lighting.
Tiers of stone walls and wooden fences add depth and layers to a backyard garden's sparsely planted shrubbery and topiary. A sloping natural stone formation draws the eye downward to a platform seating area where a fire pit of inlaid stonework complements a stone bench embedded with warm accent lighting.
The cascading, grass-covered Warshaw residence unequivocally takes its design cues from its unique sloping Jackson Hole site with unencumbered Teton Range views. The house emerges from the land, paralleling the slope of the butte with progressively stepping, flat, grassy rooflines. While respecting a 20-foot height restriction, the design exploits spectacular mountain vistas, and maximizes views via the stepped composition.
Because this Greek Revival home sits on a sloping lot, the owners can enjoy drinks on the patio and still keep an eye on kiddos rolling and tumbling down the hill. To make the yard even more family-friendly, the landscape architects added a swing to one of the property's sturdiest trees.
A platform seating area built upon inlaid stonework flooring is home to a stone fire pit and bench. The bench is embedded with accent lighting that complements the fire's warm glow, while outdoor seating made of woven wicker complements the landscape's rich texture. In the distance, a tiered garden rich in topiary features and formed by sloping stone walls provides depth and privacy to the home's occupants.
The grass-covered Warshaw residence takes its design cues from its unique sloping Jackson Hole site with unencumbered Teton Range views. The house emerges from the land, paralleling the slope of the butte with progressively stepping, flat rooflines. While the site inspired the residence’s composition and massing, the exposed concrete, cedar and steel materials speak to its “built” nature—original and honest, rather than imitative of the natural world.
A backyard landscape rippling with the texture of an inlaid stonework fire pit and curving pathways is complemented by the addition of sloping stone walls that arc around a verdant lawn and stone accented shrubbery and topiary features. At night, the space is dramatically lighted by both the fire pit and electric accent lighting installed beneath stone benches.
The solution-based design for this attic-shaped room with left and right sloping ceilings was to open up the ceiling and add collar ties to make the space feel airy and inviting, and utilize unused space below to create closets. The six handy closets blend in with the rest of the bedroom's electric blue walls, with pure white trim that helps the closets coordinate with the exposed collar ties above.
Cultivating an eye-catching landscape doesn’t have to gobble every free moment. By streamlining landscape chores, your yard can explode with beauty—even as your chore list lightens. This front yard welcomes with mixed plantings: trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. Give planting beds a wide, sloping trench edge to make mowing easy. Simply drop a set of mower wheels into the trench to cut grass along the bed edge, and you can skip string trimming.
The Capitol Hill Residence stair is centrally located in the light filled entry hall. Overhead is a sloping translucent roof that fills the core of the house with daylight. In order to maintain the function of this space, the stair needed to allow light to pass though it and filter all the way into the basement. In addition, we wanted to maintain a visual lightness to the stair through the use of materials and a simple, yet elegant form.
This home is located on a steeply sloping ridge top and is designed to sensitively step down with the land. The steep topography influenced the linear design as it hugs along a natural rock outcropping. The layout is perfectly harmonious to the land and sun, allowing the home to orient its long faces to the north and south while minimizing its east and west exposures.
Tall, north-facing window walls capture cool, even lighting throughout the day, while deep overhangs along the south protect from overexposure from the sun. The main roof sheds to the south, providing maximum solar collection potential. Decks and screened-in porches along the south face also provide areas for outdoor entertaining and a means to capture prevailing breezes that blow up from the canyons below.