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Contemporary Wall

A refined material palette modernizes this conventional 60′s ranch-home’s yard. Repetition of materials like stone, ipe and concrete combine beautifully to form a bold and contemporary garden.

Layered walls perform double duty as both sculpture and a way to define gathering spaces. Contrasting leaf textures and hues harmonize with the hardscape, and plant masses add their colorful statement to the canvas.

Photo Michele Lee Willson
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Gilbert Cerda wrote:
Bench - How is the bench floating on the left? What is it made of?
   Comment   April 13, 2013
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This was a custom design for the client. The bench is concrete and is cantilevered out from the wall.
April 15, 2013 at 9:18AM   
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Sage Design Studios, Inc. wrote:
How is the cantilevered bench supported?
   Comment   January 30, 2013
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Now that would involve us giving away our design secrets! ;)
January 30, 2013 at 11:45AM   
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Mark Bischak, Architect
"Design secrets" is code for "magnets".
February 17, 2014 at 1:40PM     
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Premier Sunset Properties wrote:
What color is the stucco?
   Comment   June 13, 2012
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The stucco was recently painted by the owner and I don't have a record of the paint color.
June 15, 2012 at 2:15PM     
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Bret Buss wrote:
What is the wood type?
   Comment   July 4, 2011
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The wood is ipe and it is stained.
June 18, 2012 at 9:18AM     
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missgank
Is it possible to get the brand/color of the stain?
March 25, 2014 at 12:11PM   
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Side gardens aren't just about the garden floor; they're also about the vertical plane: the walls, so to speak. That notion is expressed beautifully here. Sustainably harvested ipe boards, installed horizontally, alternate with sections of stucco to enclose and retain the side garden. This is a well-furnished room with benches for seating, pockets for plants and even a fireplace treatment. There's a graphic rhythm to this space that makes it enjoyable both to view and to spend time visiting in.
Debra Prinzing added this to Ornament Your Garden the Artful Way
Your garden's hardscaping features can also be ornamental elements. Juxtapose textures and finishes, such as these dark ipe hardwood planks, smooth sand-colored stucco and rugged stone. Yes, this is a retaining wall, but it is an artful destination that offers garden seating and a fire element. The designer explains the intent: "Layered walls perform double duty as both sculpture and a way to define gathering spaces. Contrasting leaf textures and hues harmonize with the hardscape, and plant masses add their colorful statement."What a creative solution that has elevated the once-ignored edge of a residential garden!More: 10 elements of an abundant garden

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