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The Farmer's Cottage contemporary-landscape

The Farmer's Cottage

Our first completely remote project. The client provided us with a hand drawn dimension of their space, along with a couple dozen photographs and a small video. From these resources we were able to draw up several concepts to accommodate their desire to entertain outside, as well as create a bold statement for the entrance.

The concrete walkway juts out into asphalt driveway, extending the home’s “welcome mat” to friends, family, and employees. The owners wanted their home to be approachable, visually open, as well as provide a space for entertainment. The tall water columns frame the entrance and create a sense of coolness in the often sweltering temperatures of the inland valley.

Wooden screens in front of the master bedroom windows are made out of old peach staves. They are left with a raw edge along the right side to acknowledge their history in supporting the heavy peach filled branches.
The gas fire pit and bench overlooks their walnut orchard. The large lawn for their children extends into the orchard, creating a visual melding of the orchard into the home.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Pamela Rickrode added this to pamela_rickrode's ideas
March 9, 2014
Mentos Interiors added this to Garden Ideas
February 16, 2014
Great contemporary take for a classic Calif. Ranch backyard.
marcinehart added this to marcinehart's ideas
January 20, 2014
landscape idea
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October 4, 2013
Level patio to yard
Robert Voccola added this to backyard landscaping
September 14, 2013
Modern, straight lines, gas, glass
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August 11, 2013
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July 26, 2013
Perfect sizing
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June 8, 2013
front yard
Design Junkie added this to Garden
April 17, 2013
concrete + wood
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January 16, 2013
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December 18, 2012
outddoor benches with pillows
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October 30, 2012
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October 10, 2012
Cement for the backyard.
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October 3, 2012
great firepit
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October 2, 2012
Fire pit
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September 23, 2012
Fitr plave
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September 12, 2012
braai area
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August 28, 2012
da fire pit
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July 26, 2012
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July 18, 2012
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July 2, 2012
great for add on to a ranch style home
drgrandjan added this to drgrandjan's Favorites
May 10, 2012
Nice combination of concrete and wood. Good for tropical climates
barbarad added this to Patio
April 15, 2012
Love the combination of concrete and wood
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April 6, 2012
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March 29, 2012
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March 28, 2012
fire pit
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March 15, 2012
I like it because it is perfect for my pocket $$$
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March 1, 2012
Fire pit bench
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January 26, 2012
square concrete
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