Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders
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Cow Hollow Historic Home contemporary-landscape
 

Cow Hollow Historic Home

Complete renovation of historic Cow Hollow home. Existing front facade remained for historical purposes. Scope included framing the entire 3 story structure, constructing large concrete retaining walls, and installing a storefront folding door system at family room that opens onto rear stone patio. Rear yard features terraced concrete planters and living wall.

Photos: Bruce DaMonte
Interior Design: Martha Angus
Architect: David Gast
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http://www.matpelbuilders.com/mpb/details?pid=bc1931cc3034799911ddc522

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llanddewibrefi123 wrote:
Is the white wall brick or wood please want this effect too
     Comment   November 10, 2013
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The walls are painted concrete.
November 11, 2013 at 8:18am   
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vannygogh wrote:
where can i find the metal trellis on the left side
   Comment   July 6, 2013
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Sorry, the landscape work was done by the client's subcontractor so we don't have that information.
July 9, 2013 at 9:38am     
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annmassey wrote:
Interior paint color? - What is the neutral wall color used in the bedroom and living room?
   Comment   June 2, 2013
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The living room wall color for this project is Benjamin Moore BM HC 83
June 3, 2013 at 9:02am   
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josiebella wrote:
what is the name of the climbin plant - beautiful
   Comment   May 5, 2013
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This work was done by Thumbellina in SF. I don't know the name of the climbing plants on the sidewalls, but the back wall is planted with bonsais, ivies, mosses, ferns, orchids, fuchsias, daphnes, junipers, cypresses, succulents and grasses.
May 6, 2013 at 9:33am     
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Inde Concepts wrote:
Is the table custom made?
   Comment   November 24, 2012
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The table may have been supplied by the interior designer Martha Angus. www.marthaangus.com
November 26, 2012 at 2:26pm   
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I believe that both table and chairs are from McKinnon Harris - http://www.mckinnonharris.com/collections-by-type-dining-tables.html
November 30, 2012 at 12:10pm   
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morris80 wrote:
How is the wall at the back built? - .
   Comment   November 20, 2013

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The same thoughts on integrated planting design have been used in this enclosed garden, with green as the predominant foliage color. The low retaining walls echo the Mediterranean traditional treatment for a sloping site. The horizontal beds lead the eye out, creating the illusion of the garden being wider than it is while providing usable space.The terraced plantings are minimalistic on the lower levels, with manicured lawn stepping up to a line of ornamental grasses — the whole creating the theater for the living wall at the rear of the garden.
A smaller-scale installation works for this very vertical backyard. Michelle Bond of Thumbellina Gardens chose the wall because it “offers the most visual impact in the least amount of space,” she says. 11 Inspiring Vertical Gardens

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small amphitheater???
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like how the lights are housed
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A smaller-scale installation works for this very vertical backyard ; the wall offers the most visual impact in the least amount of space.
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For the exposed rock by the pool entry
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like the terraces, maybe take out the ivy and rock wall and terrace up to the pool.
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Plant as wall
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I like the 'Living wall' perhaps do something like that for the ugly back wall. I also love the 4 tier steps but not cost efficient
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Terrace garden
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A smaller-scale installation works for this very vertical backyard. Michelle Bond of Thumbellina Gardens chose the wall because it “offers the most visual impact in the least amount of space,” she says.
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The metal racks for the climbing vines.
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the wall adds to the garden
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Plateau planters
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Michelle Bond of Thumbellina Gardens chose the wall because it “offers the most visual impact in the least amount of space
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Wonderful wall at the top
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Mckinnon Harris outdoor furniture
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tiers in backyard
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Terraced Garden wall I stead of fence
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stairs and hanging garden
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White table with flowers
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Would love to do something like this somewhere!
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Succulents hang in patterns on this Beverly Hills, California, wall. The plants were grown offsite, then installed into a panel system with an integrated irrigation system.
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living wall to make the most of a small garden space. But the textured pattern of the plants could be improved a lot
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A walled and terraced space like this could make a refuge of restraint in our Tryon back yard. I'd put the dining table at the highest point and some lounge chairs with a fire pit at the lowest--perhaps joining with the stucco of the wall to form a raised chiminea.
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A smaller-scale installation works for this very vertical backyard. Michelle Bond of Thumbellina Gardens chose the wall because it “offers the most visual impact in the least amount of space,” she says.
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living wall
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hanging garden divisions on upper wall
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live fence
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A smaller-scale installation works for this very vertical backyard. Michelle Bond of Thumbellina Gardens chose the wall because it “offers the most visual impact in the least amount of space,” she says.
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green wall
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This would be a neat idea for our berm that needs to be stair-stepped as a planter. I love the idea of stairs on both sides.
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Love the succulent wall.
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