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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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June 23, 2012
ycram wrote:
Would you please provide more information on the bubbler columns? Material, installation hints?

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Cassy Aoyagi, FormLA Landscaping added this to How to Attract Birds to Your Garden
Host happy hour. Goldfinches sip from water columns at this farmer's cottage. This rain chain likely feeds the local watering hole. Other favorite happy hour venues include birdbaths and biological ponds.

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Bird fountain
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Come as strangers, leave as friends
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Water feature
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February 24, 2013
?Water columns? Water for the finches
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Chain link waterfall
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stone columns
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concrete post fountains
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water feature and bird bath
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Where can I buy some water columns?
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June 25, 2012
rain chain
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June 24, 2012
Water columns??? and water chains along with bird baths.
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