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Residential Landscape: Franklin Project modern-landscape

Residential Landscape: Franklin Project

Through the entire design of this grand estate lot, the overall focus was to soften and scale the large house and expansive property while at the same time allowing the architecture and details to stand out. To complement the impressive scale of this estate, we chose simple mass plantings that would nicely frame the gorgeous architecture while not overpowering the home’s notable detail. Because the property already held substantial mature trees, we brought in additional large trees that would not be dwarfed by the home’s scale, the property’s scope or the existing vegetation. These plantings add visual interest without detracting from the home’s architecture. Working with the properties existing elements and homeowners’ lifestyle, in the backyard we designed a sprawling pool area that includes a wooden pergola, flagstone terrace and flagstone steps that lead to the various areas of the outdoor retreat. The consistent use of material visually ties together the upper terrace, sprawling pool area, cabana and tennis court, so they flow together while creating separate spaces visually and functionally. The grandeur of the house allowed us to create a large-scale patio without overpowering the home’s façade. Through terracing and plantings, the tennis court and pool area are visually joined despite the patio’s necessary wall and existing grade change. Finally, a rain garden was installed to collect and clean on-site runoff as well as beautify the back property line.

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