Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture
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Modern Beach Vision

Jeffrey Gordon Smith

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Karen Pittenger wrote:
architects? - Are there photos of this house besides those of the landscape details? I am very enthusiastic about round houses. Thank you.
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Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture
This Architecture was done by John Pryor in San Luis Obispo.
February 13, 2013 at 12:07pm   
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Hello Jeffrey, i am a landscape architect in Calgary and am looking at designing my own back yard. I LOVE how you have done this, do you know of any websites/books that would tell me how to do this?
Thank you in advance!!
Steve Lovering
February 26, 2013 at 10:23pm   
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kathymacken wrote:
Bathroom - I need ideas for updating bathroom - classic look
   Comment   October 3, 2012

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The House as Part of the LandscapeThis modern house integrates the house with the garden, with the patio and entrance paving blending almost seamlessly with the rough surrounding meadow grass and plantings.
Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to 13 Risks to Take for True Garden Rewards
9. Make those beds curvy, even jagged. Don’t be afraid to make your borders and edges seductively voluptuous or unexpectedly sharp. Also, make foundation beds deep — trust me, they’ll look more interesting and give you room to breathe. One of the biggest problems with most foundation beds is that they are too narrow, coming out only a few feet from the wall — have them come out 6, 8, 10 feet so you can curve them and stagger plants, create sitting areas, remove lawn and generally make me happy.

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Grass with pavers
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July 15, 2014
That's so cool how the grass blends in instead of a straight cutoff
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Just love the way grass blends into stone into walls etc....
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grass throughout pavers...mixed with rocks randomly...add little plants
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Outdoor patio
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Design of pavers
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Walkway and foliage
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Interesting grass and pavers mix.
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Love it looks abandoned but isn't
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interesting detail with planting interrupting the edge of the concrete
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pivoting frosted glass gate!
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Like nature
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bit patchy but interesting
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plexi-framed panel as wind break?
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like the curves
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Grasses to hide septic tank
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deconsrtruct deck to grass
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mixed flooring surface; grass trying to take over is interesting but probably too strange for our overall approach
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irregular paved outdoor area
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blending of decking and lawn...integration through gradient
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Rad use of wood in the ground, rather than concrete sections
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The blurring of patio and grass is pretty cool
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April 21, 2014
Nice decking idea
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The walkway
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Love the walkway!
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plank pavers with random edge
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Back porch fading into grass
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6, 8, 10-foot foundation beds
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I am a wind and I live there
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front courtyard
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Patio flows into lawn
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floor grass
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*Used Chondropetalum in raised front yard planter
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corner of house
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make beds curvy even jagged
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January 14, 2014
make foundation beds deep — trust me, they’ll look more interesting and give you room to breathe. One of the biggest problems with most foundation beds is that they are too narrow, coming out only a few feet from the wall — have them come out 6, 8, 10 feet so you can curve them and stagger plants, create sitting areas, remove lawn and generally make me happy.
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connections of house to grass with large hardscape
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jagged edge
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jagged beds, make deep beds
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Use grasses
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Disappearing tile
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Make those beds curvy, even jagged. Don’t be afraid to make your borders and edges seductively voluptuous or unexpectedly sharp. Also, make foundation beds deep — trust me, they’ll look more interesting and give you room to breathe. One of the biggest problems with most foundation beds is that they are too narrow, coming out only a few feet from the wall — have them come out 6, 8, 10 feet so you can curve them and stagger plants, create sitting areas, remove lawn and generally make me happy.
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jagged deck with grass
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Yard pwtio
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Grass fading into path.
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narrow stone hard standing for entrance
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Backyard parquet
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Jagged edge planting bed and deep foundation bed
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staggerred patio
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Cool decking - beach living
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Flooring is unique
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great transition
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Interesting patio/walkway adds unique texture to space
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the paving style.. i like .. will use it on the sides and back
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Path textures
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could use irregular paver stones which drift out into the lawn area
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For river islands-- rough edged patio
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October 12, 2013
I love how the grass grows unevenly into the porch.
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October 9, 2013
love the 'beach' paling on the ground - good for adirondaks and to make the area casual
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Grass and grave in between linear pavers
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Transition from patio to yard
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entry area
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Something about it
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Love the walkway
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Great architecture
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Fence and irregular hard scape
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Broken - washed walkway
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Love the linear pavers
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Flat roof
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modern front yard pavers
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Great landscape integration!
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landscape idea
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Grass transition
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love the informal pavement edge
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Like the way exterior walkway elements flow smoothly into nature.
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Cool entrance
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Deconstructive modern connection to lawn
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Grass to stone transition
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merge borders!!
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Framed window
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Softened edges, unusual geometry. Using something ridged and making it more organic. Breaking the expanse with areas of organic material, including gravel is novel. Not a fan of spare, restricted overall look.
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Like the exterior colour.
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looks like nature is reclaimingthe patio
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everything about it note the patio door
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Love the linear pavers
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landscape idea
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beach house with wood deck
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integration of pavers with grass
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Ungewöhnlich wild
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love this look
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ramp path
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Tall lawn
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Really like the feel of this with the fringed look. Makes it look organic and less square without losing contemporary feel of house. Great option for terrace as well as front walkway.
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