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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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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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4. Plant a living mural. If your garden slopes upward, the rear boundary will be much more prominent. Make a feature of it by creating a fabulous planted wall, as seen here. Alternatively, grow trees in pots along the wall or train climbing plants up it for a vibrant backdrop. Here strips of lawn and shallow steps with inset lights create a green carpet leading to the lush wall.11 Inspiring Vertical Gardens
“There are lots of ways to have fun with an uneven landscape.” — Joanna SimmonsYour garden dreams may have been slowed down by your sloped yard, but don’t give up hope. Simmons walks us through banked borders, terraces, zones, vertical gardens and more.Full Story: 11 Solutions for Sloping Backyards

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