Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture
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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.
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What Houzzers are commenting on:

Designs by Shellene added this to TURNERS
on Monday
fire element
Melissa Turner added this to yard design
March 2, 2014
Cool fire pit
Mark McKillop added this to Landscaping
December 21, 2013
off deck bbq area
jgalaz001 added this to jgalaz001's Favorites
November 10, 2013
Fire pit concrete
juliadublove added this to Landscape Ideas
August 22, 2013
The benches as well as the firepit
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March 29, 2013
Fireplace outside
martyrn added this to martyrn's Ideas
February 9, 2013
Cement bench with wooden covering
Magdalena Pfaffl added this to general garden
December 23, 2012
love that fireplace
Diamond Hines added this to Backyard Oasis
November 26, 2012
fire pit
sumcoffee added this to sumcoffee's ideas
October 9, 2012
That's neat for autumn nestling.
staci2741 added this to staci2741's ideas
October 6, 2012
outdoor firepit
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September 12, 2012
braai area
dms123 added this to Fire Pits & Fire Places
September 9, 2012
Rectangle pit
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July 18, 2012
FIRE PIT
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May 16, 2012
front patio
maismon added this to maismon's ideas
March 22, 2012
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 homes 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.
ktewnion added this to ktewnion's ideas
February 23, 2012
asian fire treatment with concrete firepit, retaining wall with ipe wood bench
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February 11, 2012
backyard
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January 8, 2012
For bench
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