Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture
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Modern Beach Vision

Jeffrey Gordon Smith

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February 13, 2013
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.
    Bookmark   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
    Bookmark   February 26, 2013 at 10:23PM
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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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March 23, 2015
Patio stones
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March 15, 2015
Do concreate , fill with pea gravel , add pavers. Feel like at beach
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February 25, 2015
Internal tile idea look!
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February 18, 2015
Narrow stones and grass
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February 14, 2015
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February 13, 2015
like the sort of wild grass growing into paving
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February 13, 2015
pivot gate
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February 12, 2015
this house has so much potential, all it would take is to cut the grass edge it really good take out those ugly unkept bushes and replace them with like black rectangle pots i guess and put some different kind of plant in them and change the gate to a large arch of glass and surrounding it black steel. tis house can be amazing.
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February 12, 2015
An idea of how to blend wood floors into concrete. Rotate the edge by 90 degrees and you have a horizontal 'fade' from wood to concrete
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February 6, 2015
Great design!
Linda F added this to Ephrem Ideas
January 30, 2015
plank paving
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January 29, 2015
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January 18, 2015
The colors
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December 31, 2014
incomplete tiling
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December 29, 2014
Like the window as a divider
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December 29, 2014
The edginess of the deck/path
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December 28, 2014
Entrée chalet
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December 28, 2014
This article advises to reduce lawn as much as possible - lawn that needs mowing & water
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December 26, 2014
funky modern cool
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December 14, 2014
Pathway fades into the grass
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November 16, 2014
how the stone blends into the grass, reminds me of nature trying to reclaim the space
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11th st
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October 30, 2014
Alternative to pavers
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Creeping grass
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October 11, 2014
Grass, stones and stone slabs in random patterns
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September 16, 2014
Not concrete but that could look cool.
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September 16, 2014
sweet patio growing into yard
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grass paving joints
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August 28, 2014
Mixing of patio into grass (but probably super annoying to mow)
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Fun stone / grass merger
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August 21, 2014
I like these long pavers but I don't like them feathered into the grass.
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bc yol
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modern yet organic
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pathway to entrance
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August 2, 2014
so very artistic appearing - monkey grass?
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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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July 9, 2014
grass throughout pavers...mixed with rocks randomly...add little plants
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Outdoor patio
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Walkway and foliage
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Irregular deck
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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
Jennifer Heine added this to patio
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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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Awesome entrance
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nasty cool contrast
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Outdoor tiles
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deconsrtruct deck to grass
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April 30, 2014
Contemporary yard
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April 29, 2014
mixed flooring surface; grass trying to take over is interesting but probably too strange for our overall approach
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April 28, 2014
irregular paved outdoor area
DESIGNCREW added this to Modern Landscaping
April 27, 2014
blending of decking and lawn...integration through gradient
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April 26, 2014
Rad use of wood in the ground, rather than concrete sections
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April 22, 2014
The blurring of patio and grass is pretty cool
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April 21, 2014
Nice decking idea
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April 21, 2014
The walkway
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April 19, 2014
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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Connect to site
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Grass meets patio and grasses
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April 4, 2014
6, 8, 10-foot foundation beds
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March 24, 2014
Possible outdoor shower screen
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March 18, 2014
out of control turf
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multi layered path
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March 11, 2014
front courtyard
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March 10, 2014
Patio flows into lawn
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March 9, 2014
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High line
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March 5, 2014
Integrated flooring
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March 5, 2014
Plank effect
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March 4, 2014
Note to self...don't do this
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March 3, 2014
Sweet pavers
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February 25, 2014
It's beautiful
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February 25, 2014
floor grass
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February 24, 2014
Foot path
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February 23, 2014
love the colour contrast of foliage
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February 23, 2014
Irregular tile edge
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February 16, 2014
interesting front walk... contrasting high and low grasses
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February 12, 2014
Circular ceiling
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February 10, 2014
*Used Chondropetalum in raised front yard planter
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February 2, 2014
Combining nature and stone
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January 28, 2014
Curved walls
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corner of house
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January 20, 2014
make beds curvy even jagged
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January 15, 2014
nice garden3
motherhenning added this to Garden
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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January 5, 2014
jagged beds, make deep beds
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January 5, 2014
Use grasses
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Disappearing tile
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January 5, 2014
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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January 5, 2014
Grass fading into path.
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January 5, 2014
narrow stone hard standing for entrance
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Backyard parquet
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January 4, 2014
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January 4, 2014
Jagged edge planting bed and deep foundation bed
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staggerred patio
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December 28, 2013
Cool decking - beach living
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Mix of hardscape and softscape
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Flooring is unique
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Loved this floor
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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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October 30, 2013
could use irregular paver stones which drift out into the lawn area
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October 23, 2013
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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October 3, 2013
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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