Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
Landscape Architects & Designers
An East Bay Garden contemporary-landscape
 

An East Bay Garden

This property has a wonderful juxtaposition of modern and traditional elements, which are unified by a natural planting scheme. Although the house is traditional, the client desired some contemporary elements, enabling us to introduce rusted steel fences and arbors, black granite for the barbeque counter, and black African slate for the main terrace. An existing brick retaining wall was saved and forms the backdrop for a long fountain with two stone water sources. Almost an acre in size, the property has several destinations. A winding set of steps takes the visitor up the hill to a redwood hot tub, set in a deck amongst walls and stone pillars, overlooking the property. Another winding path takes the visitor to the arbor at the end of the property, furnished with Emu chaises, with relaxing views back to the house, and easy access to the adjacent vegetable garden.

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What Houzzers are commenting on:

Alex Weinert added this to Landscape Ideas
December 1, 2014
steep terracing; brick with plantings between tiers; water feature is a cool touch.
sheehynan added this to Willards
October 4, 2014
4 stones together
bhaynes added this to bhaynes's ideas
August 29, 2014
Like the red brick retaining wall. Like the plant choices.
jmyersbsu added this to jmyersbsu's Ideas
July 23, 2014
Sitting area
linying added this to Deck ideas
July 18, 2014
Steep place w a pond
annsleystrong added this to annsleystrong's Ideas
July 16, 2014
Retaining wall/pool
hlester added this to Backyard
May 31, 2014
mix of stone and brick
maureenhobson added this to maureenhobson's Ideas
May 29, 2014
Stone brick combo retaining walls
putback added this to putback's Ideas
December 19, 2013
to busy example
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November 16, 2013
Retaining wall design
rlague added this to Retaining Walls
November 15, 2013
brick retaining walls; abundant vegetation
sbkarpinski added this to Garden/Yard
August 24, 2013
Retaining wall
elcapitan638 added this to retaining wall
May 22, 2013
Series of walls with water feature tile flooring. Natural landscaping
pl13 added this to another
March 19, 2013
stone wall
elcapitan638 added this to Pool/Landscaping
January 1, 2013
Nice mix of natural landscaping and building surfaces (brick, slate, stone) plus a variety of eater features, arbor, large boulders, etc rusted steel fences and arbors, black granite for the barbeque counter, and black African slate for the main terrace. An existing brick retaining wall was saved and forms the backdrop for a long fountain with two stone water sources. Almost an acre in size, the property has several destinations. A winding set of steps takes the visitor up the hill to a redwood hot tub, set in a deck amongst walls and stone pillars, overlooking the property. Another winding path takes the visitor to the arbor at the end of the property, furnished with Emu chaises, with relaxing views back to the house, and easy access to the adjacent vegetable garden.Photos: Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
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September 24, 2012
Brick wall
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