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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 Houzz contributors are saying:

Marianne Lipanovich added this to Crazy for Fruit Trees
If you'd rather view your orchard as a whole than sit in the middle of it, here's a great solution: a large seating area for guests that overlooks the landscape's "working space."

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Filip Troicki added this to filip_troicki's Ideas
June 28, 2014
Orchard fire pit
Kindred Kitchens and Baths added this to decks and landscaping
May 31, 2014
mandk13 added this to decks & patios
March 16, 2014
eg: seating- concrete+wood.
jimmykeys added this to Exterior Ideas
February 25, 2014
very cool ideas
ltietje added this to ltietje's ideas
October 27, 2013
firepit idea
mfitzg added this to Outdoor Room
October 1, 2013
kannans added this to backyard
September 30, 2013
britneycronin added this to britneycronin's Ideas
September 6, 2013
Seating around the fire pit
rdrijber added this to rdrijber's ideas
August 26, 2013
Neat patio lounge area!
annnemarie added this to outdoor room
August 24, 2013
woonstel hanger
Robyn McMullen added this to robyn_mcmullen's Ideas
August 18, 2013
Slanted back
kaypentz added this to firepits
July 16, 2013
bench seats
desireeestrada added this to exterior
May 11, 2013
argue added this to argue's ideas
April 24, 2013
buhler added this to eco-landscape
March 28, 2013
Priscila Hernandez added this to priscila_hernandez's Ideas
February 26, 2013
casademulligan added this to casademulligan's ideas
February 18, 2013
The seating
ajawolfe added this to Royalwood
February 14, 2013
Seating Area
mensam added this to mensam's Ideas
February 11, 2013
Seats to build on th deck
gerardoaguirre added this to gerardoaguirre's Ideas
January 27, 2013
jenniefleur added this to jenniefleur's Ideas
January 1, 2013
Seating area
dianelbobek added this to dianelbobek's Ideas
November 25, 2012
outdoor seating
mehuld added this to exterior
November 24, 2012
Saeed added this to Garden
November 10, 2012
the bench seating
antonesawyer added this to antonesawyer's Favorites
October 30, 2012
superglwl added this to superglwl's Favorites
June 24, 2012
Bench idea
whitshat added this to whitshat's ideas
May 17, 2012
my orchard - love the place to sit and look at it - maybe pray
ddlynn64 added this to patio
April 22, 2012
lisar919 added this to patio
April 15, 2012
belem2911 added this to belem2911's Favorites
April 12, 2012
nateandha added this to patio
April 8, 2012
croppy added this to croppy's Favorites
April 5, 2012
jakenebbs1 added this to jakenebbs1's ideas
March 30, 2012
cool idea for around the firepit
ralp60 added this to ralp60's ideas
March 29, 2012
maxwellstyles added this to yard
March 29, 2012
manuela serra added this to mariaserra's ideas
March 29, 2012
manali added this to manali's ideas
March 29, 2012
Very good outdoor sitting
amoros added this to amoros's ideas
March 28, 2012
sheetalbshah added this to outdoors
March 28, 2012
love the seating area and retangular fire pit
drzafferaman added this to drzafferaman's ideas
March 28, 2012
i feel i need similar garden
agelessd added this to agelessd's ideas
March 28, 2012
Bench design
cecilia added this to backyard
March 28, 2012
seating area
paulnikel added this to Nikko
March 28, 2012
albadr777 added this to albadr777's ideas
March 28, 2012
جلسه خارجيه
zaiteku added this to yard
March 28, 2012
gailrobin added this to gailrobin's Favorites
March 26, 2012
Seating area
In2 Design Inc. added this to vizuete3's ideas
January 22, 2012
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