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.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

kssjenni added this to Back Yard
February 23, 2013
Same Welcome Mat concept.
chadjustice added this to Landscape
October 21, 2012
Awesome firepit
edgarq added this to edgarq's Favorites
March 4, 2012
Bancos para exteriores
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