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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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lbenwell wrote:
What color is the stucco?
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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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Dan Goforth added this to dan_goforth's ideas
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nice back yard
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mixing wood and stone and grass
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Grasses
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just interesting
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incorporate into wall with hole
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Bench
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Built in seating. Love.
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contemporary wall- see all photos of this yard
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Bench
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Pavers n from of fence with plants in front or behind?
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Cool wall and built in bench
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planters and benches
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cerca jardin
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April 9, 2014
nice design with metal cap on top or side, colour bit too bright for our purpose?
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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
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wood and concrete
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Like the modern minimalistic seating. Very nice.
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Bench
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Really like the sleek looking bench with all the landscaping
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option to fence at property line
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Ipe stained
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Mix if wood, stucco, bench
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Block wall around pool
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wall and seat
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cool looking. fireplace
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cool wall
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the solid walls....for our front yard and add Wisteria posts when we have to redue
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floating concrete bench/overlapping volumes
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patio idea
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like mix of wood and stucco in garden
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great combination of massing and materials
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built in bench w/ wall
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I like the mix of the floating bench in concrete and the wood clad walls ....
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stucco walls/wood
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Wall along fence?
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Mix of would and concrete on wall to mimic floor?
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contemporary wall with sitting area
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Those little plants all in a row under the wall.
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overlook bench
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retaining walls can be more than one material- not redwood tho
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The wall and sitting area
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Bench cantilever and Mix of would and concrete on wall to mimic floor?
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Ipe wood fence
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Wall combo
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I like the creation of look for my back yard
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Idea for our yard
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Nice concrete and wood wall
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Panels walls in land scape
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great outdoor wall
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contemporary outdoor bench seating
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стена
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floating bench
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like the built in benches and the big clay pots on pillars
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Landscape
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like the irregular wall maybe by the back retaining wall and just stain the concrete
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good idea timber walls
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Combo materials and bench seat
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Another fence idea
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Wood cement grass contrast
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cement
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bench and retaining wall
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juego arbol y plantas
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Wall with seats
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Seating ideas
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Even betterseating
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great mix of material
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Bench
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functional wall for seating with planter behind
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Concrete interrupted by grass
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Layout of garden wall
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bench
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contemp wall, planter bed etc
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Colour of the wood and stucco
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Outdoor space
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I love low bowls in landscape! This one looks great with the natural grass
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steppers and seat
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pomysł na kominek
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February 16, 2014
wall style is very elegant and chic
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Grass
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Wood concrete seating
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Mondo grass?, bark border next to pathway pavers
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Love the wood features
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planters
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Wall and bench
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Contemporary wall effect
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February 11, 2014
Cantilever bench I matching white concrete can go around the fireplace
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February 11, 2014
Graphics......with the nature it's nice.
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Use of wood
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Nice idea with wood and concrete
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February 8, 2014
another way for creating bench
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The cantilever bench
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