Whether you want to take a dip in the pool or sit poolside in one of the green lounge chairs, this outdoor retreat offers an escape for everyone. A stone fire pit provides a bit of warmth when enjoying an evening outdoors, while open doors just off the cement patio provide quick access to the home's living room.
Japanese Garden with Wildflowers, Plants, and a Succulent in a Pedestal Pot
A centerpiece in this modern, Japanese garden is a simple-yet-stunning planter set on a pedestal, containing a single succulent. Stepping stones lead to and around the pot, creating a path to visit and admire it and the surrounding plants and flowers.
This wooded 3-acre site overlooks the rocky shoreline of Lake Superior. The 2,000 square-foot cabin cantilevers out toward the water, with a 40-foot long glass wall facing the spectacular beauty of the lake.
Though the koi pond and reflection area are located at the center of the lowest level of this modern Dallas home, the creative layout of the second level allows natural light in, adding to the serenity and drama of the space.
Even the fencing is extraordinary -- all Brazilian handcrafted hardwood with bronze detailing. No matter which side of the garden they stand on, guests will enjoy views of the wood, stone paths and ornamental grasses.
The largest challenge this project presented can't be seen at first glance, but sits just below the surface of the garden. In order to preserve the reflecting pond and associated eco-systems from washing out, the landscape architects needed to capture the surface water from several surrounding neighbors and divert it underground. The result is an outdoor space that seems effortless, yet is entirely innovative.
A small courtyard separates the driveway from the garden, with a circular entry that exudes serenity. Stone paths guide visitors around various trees and plants, with rocks along the way for sitting and reflecting.
A wall of Devonshire limestone encloses the garden, emulating the shape of a traditional Tansu chest. The treasure within is just as extraordinary, with sculpted pine trees, rare Japanese Maples and a hedge of weeping cherries enlivening the landscape.