The neutral material palette of this contemporary open-concept home blends with the site’s natural and restored vegetation in Austin, Texas. The clean design of the backyard pool by Word + Carr Design Group lets the surrounding nature command attention, earning this site the ASLA 2018 Award of Excellence in the Residential Design Category.
When the homeowners decided to completely renovate the interior of the Driftwood, Tex., home, the exterior needed an update, too. A new landscaped entry concept maximizes curb appeal and welcomes guests with style.
By moving away from minimalism in preference for a widely diverse planting scheme, the house achieves a very eye-catching effect in the neighborhood. The plant scheme is designed to always have something in peak of color, whether its beautiful Japanese maples and other ornamental trees in the fall and winter or gorgeous swaths of perennials and bulbs in the spring and summer.