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Berkeley Courtyard House contemporary-exterior

Berkeley Courtyard House

Photo Credit: David Stark Wilson

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April 13, 2014
mooregraphix wrote:
What is the name of the ornamental grass?
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Stipa Tenuisima
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October 21, 2013
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That is a custom integral color stucco in a dark green hue
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November 23, 2012
aonghas69 wrote:
Where does one find the steel for this type of terracing?
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That looks beautiful and rustic!
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So the wall is concrete, clad with Corten or is it just a concrete footing? How thick is the Corten?
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Looking straight east, we can see how the landscape between the road and the house is terraced to follow the slope. The native grasses are a nice contrast with the Corten steel edging, the pool that gets taller as it moves to the west, and the zinc-and-stucco-clad structures. Note how the angle of the column at left is echoed in the north wall of that building and the part of the living pavilion across the way.
Once again we see grasses used as a terraced ground cover, but here they are used to soften the uncompromising Cor-Ten steel retaining walls. The height and color of the grasses are perfectly in harmony with the rust finish of the steel.Ornamental grasses can be a good plant choice, as terraces can drain freely, but the selection is important; choose those that are happy to survive in existing conditions.

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cor-ten steel retaining walls
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