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Kikuchi & Associates Landscape Architecture

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guavayj wrote:
I love the planter box for the trees. - Could you give us its dimensions of the larger rectangular on the right side viewed from the street?
   Comment   May 23, 2014
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It is approximately 9' square, outside wall to outside wall.
June 3, 2014 at 7:42PM      Thanked by guavayj
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robsemonsg wrote:
Can you tell us the distance from house to road - Just bought a house only 16 feet from sidewalk with zero curb appeal. This is just lovely.
   Comment   April 14, 2014
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robsemonsg
Thank you will do as you suggest. Again, amazing work!
April 25, 2014 at 7:24PM   
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Best of luck on you project!
April 27, 2014 at 11:07PM   
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shellysaltzman wrote:
How do I babyproof a condo set up for empty nesters. - We have beautiful, high gloss hardwood floors, white sofas, stone tables, etc. in our condo and my little 6-month old grand baby is ready to move in! Yikes!!!
   Comment   March 10, 2014
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Not sure how we could specifically answer your question. Best of luck!
March 12, 2014 at 6:27PM   
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carleeb12 wrote:
What did you use for the edging around your flower beds?
   Comment   September 7, 2013
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Most of the time we specify Trex, which is a composite deck material. It is a flexible, durable and long lasting material. It's cost can be double of conventional laminated wood headerboard, but we have found that the wood will eventually degrade and need replacement after some 10 years. On occassion we will specify metal headerboards which are also durable and flexible.
September 13, 2013 at 9:43AM   
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myoung11 wrote:
Plants under the trees. - What's the name of under the trees.
   Comment   August 7, 2013
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I am not sure if I understand you question. If you are asking what is the pink flowering plant directly under the trees, they are Penstemon, an perenial flower. The trees are Japanese Maples or Acer Palmatums.
August 14, 2013 at 10:54AM   
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shsalay wrote:
What kinds of flowers are in front of the retaining wall?
   Comment   June 10, 2013
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Terri Pickard
what is the main house color and what is the door color?
August 11, 2013 at 9:26PM   
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Sorry, we do not records of the colors.
August 14, 2013 at 11:12AM   
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llhilly wrote:
What materials did you use in the hardscaping? - I love the materials you used in the walkway, planters/mailbox, and the path. Details please!
     Comment   March 9, 2013
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All the materials are Arizona Sandstone. The pavers are 1-1/2" thick set on a concrete base slab. The walls and mailbox are constructed out of cement block with a ledger style sandstone veneer. The pots are custom with a colored concrete additive to be complimentary with the adjacent materials.
March 9, 2013 at 6:10PM   
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llhilly
Thanks - that helps a lot. Custom pots - wow!
March 10, 2013 at 10:12AM   
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Martha West wrote:
I need help for a front entry porch - I love this design, and I can incorporate a ramp for my husband.
   Comment   February 14, 2013
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ddrusso
Can anyone provide the paint color of the exterior? thank you
April 14, 2013 at 7:58AM   
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tiffany66
Martha I think this design would look great on the front of your house. You just need to be mindful of the porch area and make it ample enough for circular movement of wheelchair and perhaps others. I agree that you should incorporate the ramp behind the front right planter being mindful of the amount of slope so that coming to the house will not be too difficult. Not sure if you will need a handrail depends on local code.
May 9, 2014 at 11:58PM   
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nursenat1978 wrote:
Love the paint colors! Names Please.
   Comment   November 2, 2012
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My apologies. The house was remodeled and painted as a separate project and we did not participate in the selection of paint colors.
November 2, 2012 at 2:49PM   
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tennisamazon
My house is very similar - our color is Storm Cloud by Sherwin Williams
October 17, 2013 at 9:18AM   
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artbylin wrote:
What kind of tree is this?
   Comment   February 13, 2012
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The two trees are matching Japanese Maples, or by the botanical name "Acer palmatum"
February 13, 2012 at 3:59PM     
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kaiulu wrote:
what kind of grass do you have?
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