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Randy Brown Architects
The children's bedrooms and playspaces are on the ground level, but the main gallery upstairs embraces the landscape.More about this house
David Howell Design
seek architectural and design inspiration elsewhere? We travel a lot, and it's always inspiring to see new cities, but I love my native New Zealand landscape; it's a mix of density and openness. The bush is so thick and pungent and full of tiny plants mixed in with giant kauri trees. And then we have the
stone buildings appropriate for families with money who could remain in one place for generations. In another essay in Discovering the Vernacular Landscape, "Stone and Its Substitutes", he asserts that stone "was noble because it had been extracted from the depths of the earth and was timeless." On the
Blue Forest UK Ltd
Blue Forest Tree House
The tree house, with a deck perched about 10 feet from ground level, was designed to become part of the landscape and so that trees could be retained; no trees were cleared to make way for the construction. The structure is supported on Blue Forest's bracer system, which allows for tree movement and
"I designed the landscape to be highly integrated with the house," says Heydt. "From the inside of the house, you see the color green through every window."A row of mature camellias inspired the placement of this window in the kitchen. "When they are in bloom, the backsplash view is spectacular, and
wall hedgeThere is something oh so appealing about this expansive ‘wall hedge’. Not only does the green foliage help to camouflage a blot-on-the-landscape structure, the planting has a very natural, untamed quality to it, too.
My Houzz: Rustic Summer Home in Heritage Community Trinity
rustic saltbox cottage in the historic fishing village of Trinity, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, was built in 2001 and fits seamlessly in the landscape. Whitewashed walls expand the space, while wooden ceilings and beams help give the cottage a warm, cozy feel.See the tour: Saltbox Charm in a Heritage