Becky Bourdeau @ Potted
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Point Breeze Vacant Lot Improvement -

Point Breeze Vacant Lot Improvement


Becky Bourdeau

What Houzz contributors are saying:

"One of the characteristics of this area that I particularly love is the high level of community interaction and involvement," says Bourdeau, of the firm The City Outside. "The street out in front is often an extension of the front porches, providing a communal place for the neighbors in row homes to socialize and connect — they wheel out the Weber kettle grill, a couple of coolers, the kids play tag and dogs doze in the sun. It’s wonderful." She had the unique task of creating a spot where the café patrons could sit and enjoy their lattes, but she also wanted to make it clear that everyone was welcome to use the garden. "I believe in the value of beautiful environments and the myriad of conscious and unconscious ways that they enrich our lives," she says. "Given what the space used to be and wanting to be sensitive to the residents, it was important to me that the neighborhood folks should love it, and to also feel like we designed and built it with love."

What Houzzers are commenting on:

sdhall120 added this to sdhall120's ideas
May 15, 2013
An abandoned lot in somewhere in Point Breeze Philly.
handypro05 added this to handypro05's garden ideas
March 25, 2013
Urban garden space transformed from empty lot
momizbest added this to Garden Ideas
March 24, 2013
urban jungle - before
Cedric Nowicki added this to cedric_nowicki's ideas
March 21, 2013
Thanks Becky Harris. Good community spirit.
argue added this to argue's ideas
March 20, 2013
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