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Hyde Park Residence contemporary

Hyde Park Residence


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tesades wrote:
Great space - can you tell me about the string of lights?
   Comment   April 26, 2014

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AFTER: Frank and Orr, of Studio Balcones, presented three schemes to address the screening, ranging from a covered pergola to bamboo in containers. While Frank says she and Orr thought the client would want a 12-foot-tall fence and call it a day, they were pleasantly surprised by the clients’ enthusiasm for the third, and least conventional, option: “the moviewall.”While the backyard has hosted outdoor film screenings, projecting movies on a hanging sheet, the garden area behind the wall is the real performance. Through the wall's opening, visitors discover a lush and overgrown “wilderness to play in,” Frank says. To achieve the look, the designers planted this shady site with natives and well-adapted non-natives. Throughout the seasons, the homeowners witness the evolution of the garden through the aperture. It’s a point of reference for the passage of time and is a great way to really appreciate and see the yard — not to mention it's a fun place for kids to play and explore.
AFTER: Designers Jennifer Orr and Ilse Frank cleverly devised an 8-foot-tall movie wall as the focal point of the new backyard. The wall frames a lush overgrowth of shade-loving plants, bisecting two distinct areas of the garden and serving as an aperture for the changing seasons and a stage for childhood games. Though you can still make out the building beyond, these homeowners are thrilled with the privacy and cover provided by their new outdoor space.See more of this garden: In Austin, a Backyard Wall Provides More Than Privacy
ClimateIt’s hotter than hell sometimes in Austin. The last summer I lived there, we had triple-digit temperatures for more than 90 days in a row. It’s scorching. But most of the time, the weather is rather moderate. Alter puts it this way: The difference between the inside and outside air in Austin will never be very drastic, maybe 35 degrees at the most, in summer and winter. In places like Canada, though, which reach temperatures of 20 degrees below zero, the difference is 90 degrees from the inside to outside, and designers have to plan accordingly.
Jennifer Ott Design added this to Houzz Quiz: What Color Should Your Front Door Be?
1. On a perfect evening at home, you’re most likely doing what?Acting as host to a large, lively dinner party with all my friends [Orange]Having an all-night backyard barbecue under the stars [Green]Working on a personal project or just playing video games in my study or hobby room [Brown]Discovering something new, whether it’s a hobby, movie or dish [WHITE]Having a calm dinner with just my spouse [Black]Preparing for the next day, but maybe with a good movie playing in the background [Red]Relaxing at home with the family, helping my kids with homework or my neighbor with a task [Blue]Playing one of those charade-fusion board games with friends [Hot Pink]Maybe doing yoga, then enjoying the view with whoever wants to join me [Yellow]

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ajcabbey added this to Raw ATX
on Tuesday
wall and meeting space
lew188 added this to Patio Ideas
August 19, 2014
love this!
emltrsh added this to Outdoors
July 30, 2014
Cool structure outside
Galal Awad added this to gate
July 29, 2014
Hagan Binder Design added this to haganbinder's ideas
July 22, 2014
people enjoying the landscape!
lf45 added this to lf45's ideas
June 11, 2014
great way to make a backyard private & good-looking
huguito2013 added this to Nos Dan Tan Buenas Idead
June 2, 2014
Una buena idea
rubywoo1 added this to rubywoo1's ideas
May 30, 2014
lights for back yard. long social table.
coffeedb added this to coffeedb's ideas
May 22, 2014
What would work in our property
Jeannine Cholette added this to forester backyard
May 20, 2014
transition between foot path and seating area
lilia ocana added this to liliao's ideas
May 3, 2014
Pas de gazon
bloomsbury2 added this to back yard
April 30, 2014
nice feature - wall
kaneji added this to Backyard
April 28, 2014
Mimi San Pedro added this to Pool and Landscaping
April 28, 2014
Love the concrete structure!
cacacia added this to cacacia's ideas
April 27, 2014
concrete wall
lilylois added this to lilylois's ideas
April 27, 2014
Front doors
jools7234 added this to jools7234's ideas
April 27, 2014
those lights!
alamodome added this to cabnet configuration
April 27, 2014
4135666 added this to Bouldin Structure
April 27, 2014
courtyard surround
maxlevinson added this to maxlevinson's ideas
April 27, 2014
modern privacy screen...
cgery added this to cgery's ideas
April 27, 2014
lariosma added this to Landscape
April 27, 2014
Gravel in back yard
tanguera added this to tanguera's ideas
April 27, 2014
plain backyard
mikejl added this to Landscape/Gardens
April 27, 2014
Excellent blocker.
cnichview added this to garden
April 26, 2014
"Wall" provides screening to the next door apartment complex.
leslietracyblair added this to leslietracyblair's ideas
April 26, 2014
gravel area with stepping stones
Quality Landscape Lighting added this to Bistro Lights
April 26, 2014
Bistro Light string is very fun. Would like to see it lit!
tesades added this to tesades's ideas
April 26, 2014
the light string
fffoto added this to fffoto's Ideas
April 25, 2014
Front door colour
Michelle Gochnour added this to outside
April 24, 2014
JL Exteriors, Inc added this to seating
April 13, 2014
Out door wal/divider
iconosgrandes added this to Backyard
April 9, 2014
Los focos y el marco del fondo
simoun almoro added this to audi
February 23, 2014
Block bad view
anniedesbiens added this to Jardin
February 22, 2014
Nine Photography added this to Ameiu House
February 15, 2014
railed in rocks
cappiedrummond added this to Austin TX backyard wall
February 12, 2014
bullockb added this to bullockb's ideas
February 10, 2014
faux concrete wall
cr1116 added this to cr1116's ideas
February 8, 2014
Picnic Table
oldsport82 added this to Architecture
February 6, 2014
The wall with the big aperture and the gathering space.
paulamgreene added this to Outside
February 6, 2014
Various cheep flooring - 2 gravels, pavers, steel edging, + party lights
maxhhopper added this to maxhhopper's ideas
February 5, 2014
outdoor wall
Sandra added this to Great Ideas I appreciate
February 5, 2014
I like the statement arch!
judith195 added this to Patio
February 5, 2014
Marko Babineau added this to marko_babineau's ideas
February 5, 2014
love the architecture.
Lilyvilla Gardens added this to Gardens
February 5, 2014
open wall as privacy screen
Schweizer Associates added this to TK11
February 5, 2014
garden wall
bicycleman added this to bicycleman's ideas
February 5, 2014
back patio
fathemeh added this to fathemeh's ideas
February 5, 2014
tanja178 added this to garden
February 3, 2014
cecilostris added this to Cecilia's ideabook
February 3, 2014
Contenemos y tapamos una visual sin vegetación
lemon122 added this to lemon122's ideas
February 2, 2014
nice wall
jayfeinst added this to jayfeinst's Ideas
February 2, 2014
janfairchild added this to kitchens
February 2, 2014
Love the whole thing. Outside space
d2design added this to side yard
January 14, 2014
ryoder3 added this to ryoder3's Ideas
January 11, 2014
Movie wall
kristacolvin added this to outdoor living space
January 4, 2014
Movie wall & great visual neighbor blocker.... Consider for north side
mmfrim added this to Patio Ideas
January 3, 2014
Frame the Lake? Make as a trellis?
mmfrim added this to Landscape Ideas
January 3, 2014
Frame the lake? Make as a trellis?
damienryanofarrell added this to damienryanofarrell's Ideas
January 2, 2014
Gail Gladstone added this to Landscape Ideas
January 2, 2014
movie wall?
Berenice Badillo added this to berenice_badillo's Ideas
December 31, 2013
robsche added this to robsche's ideas
December 30, 2013
possible "wall" feature for Wavell 3.0 back yard
colleen1192 added this to colleen1192's ideas
December 28, 2013
Capri Design Interiors added this to Newberg storefront
December 27, 2013
Nice pierced wall dividing the spaces
dannyel303009575 added this to dannyel303009575's Ideas
December 27, 2013
janetrod added this to janetrod's ideas
December 27, 2013
Garden wall
tlmsbud722 added this to One Day
December 26, 2013
Hmmmm Wall and lighting....not the
rab111 added this to outside
December 26, 2013
Frames garden whilst blocking unsightly building
susansalyer1 added this to susansalyer1's ideas
December 26, 2013
the dining area & the mix of stone
gardenweaver1 added this to gardenweaver1's ideas
December 26, 2013
What about an opening wall set out from a bathroom addition for the master bath and family room "courtyard"?
wendellb added this to wendellb's ideas
December 26, 2013
structure for movie screen in rear yard.
kalliopip added this to kalliopip's ideas
December 26, 2013
like the wall
sonoflint added this to sonoflint's ideas
December 25, 2013
santrac0 added this to santrac0's ideas
December 25, 2013
yard after
therontakaki added this to therontakaki's ideas
December 25, 2013
Window idea
sanw added this to Landscaping/exterior
December 25, 2013
Movie wall
sueann43 added this to sueann43's ideas
December 25, 2013
more good ideas for back yard
sirhc930 added this to sirhc930's Ideas
December 25, 2013
Ground cover
jeanmariebellington added this to Alehouse
December 25, 2013
Idea for park
bishbub added this to bishbub's Ideas
December 25, 2013
Block out wall
joeyfisher added this to Outdoor living
October 22, 2013
1350wmelissa added this to 1350wmelissa's Ideas
October 17, 2013
interesting option to trick the eye
andersondrive added this to Landscape
September 30, 2013
santorina added this to terrace, patio, pavilion
September 28, 2013
wall with a hole
kyramorris added this to landscapes
September 25, 2013
Wall creates illusion of privacy
Scott Cook added this to Exterior Ideas
September 20, 2013
Simone Walker added this to simone_walker2890's ideas
September 14, 2013
Nice outdoor wall
hens5432 added this to SOMEDAY
September 11, 2013
If the view is a bit distracting, add an architectural wall to enhance your space!
Roy Robinette - the Real Estate Firm inc added this to Exterior Decor
September 8, 2013
dkhuffman added this to outdoor
September 2, 2013
division of space
missrcade added this to missrcade's Ideas
August 27, 2013
Style, lighting
lindafmg added this to Landscape
August 26, 2013
Concrete privacy fence--After. To achieve the look, the designers planted this shady site with natives and well-adapted non-natives. Throughout the seasons, the homeowners witness the evolution of the garden through the aperture. It’s a point of reference for the passage of time and is a great way to really appreciate and see the yard — not to mention it's a fun place for kids to play and explore.
Emma Leigh added this to Ideas for Rear Exterior & Yard
August 12, 2013
AFTER: Movie wall & garden distract from apt building
didimo added this to didimo's Ideas
August 11, 2013
Privacy wall
dore83 added this to dore83's Ideas
August 7, 2013
Another way to use rocks.
bloomintime added this to landscaping
August 7, 2013
Framed privacy wall, open in middle, can hang something when you want privacy . These people even hung a sheet to show movies
deewing added this to deewing's Ideas
August 6, 2013
By our pool
hokunani added this to chicken coop & yard
August 6, 2013
Poured in place concrete wall with hole for privacy and design
pawyckoff added this to Courtyard
August 6, 2013
Courtyard privacy
ra369thompson added this to ra369thompson's ideas
August 5, 2013
Gravel sections in backyard
swinburne added this to swinburne's Ideas
August 4, 2013
Disguise the neighbours
Hallmark Interior Design LLC added this to juleskay's ideas
August 3, 2013
Wall Screening
Sarita Ackerman Contemporary Art added this to smoa's ideas
August 2, 2013
Love this idea
Michele Gomez added this to backyard
August 1, 2013
Play area
Yachid added this to 13462
July 31, 2013
Polishf added this to moussa2003's ideas
July 29, 2013
kristapercival added this to kristapercival's ideas
July 28, 2013
wall feature adds privacy and frames view into garden
tjordhei added this to tjordhei's Ideas
July 28, 2013
Great strategy to hide an ugly view beyond the backyard.
madhug added this to Patio Ideas
July 28, 2013
structure for the backyard
1debrazeal added this to 1debrazeal's ideas
July 28, 2013
Perfect property separator
waterburya added this to waterburya's ideas
July 27, 2013
eye sore screen (2 of 4)
amcq added this to 3
July 27, 2013
Outside ideas
vijalca1967 added this to vijalca1967's Ideas
July 26, 2013
jpcrshr added this to Exterior Ideas
July 26, 2013
size, shape, and coverage
Ben Lokey added this to ben_lokey's ideas
July 26, 2013
poured cement wall
evaextee added this to evaextee's ideas
July 26, 2013
the movie wall
teschendorf added this to teschendorf's Favorites
July 25, 2013
Backyard concept
Swell Homes added this to garden
July 25, 2013
redirecting the eye
Wendeline Zan added this to wendeline_123's Ideas
July 25, 2013
mberr added this to Patio Ideas
July 25, 2013
Privacy fence
nubenat added this to ext.
July 25, 2013
Awesome idea for separating spaces without closing in and shutting out. Beautiful backyard.
mverhofstad added this to Garden
July 25, 2013
concrete wall as divider/blocker in backyard
margiewaters added this to margiewaters's ideas
July 25, 2013
Solution to privacy problem
dezzerie added this to dezzerie's ideas
July 24, 2013
erniedeblue added this to random
July 24, 2013
annakist added this to Outside/gardens
July 24, 2013
open screen
jcgx3 added this to outdoors
July 24, 2013
privacy wall with style
melissamcgeorge added this to gardens
July 24, 2013
harpstringsbychristine added this to harpstringsbychristine's ideas
July 24, 2013
the concrete, shape and color
Robert Boden Design Pty Ltd added this to robdoc's ideas
July 24, 2013
Great screen allowing garden to be part of it.
bensee100 added this to bensee100's Ideas
July 24, 2013
great screening idea
danslenord added this to danslenord's Ideas
July 24, 2013
Structure beton masque voisins
Stacia Lynds added this to Landscape Ideas
July 24, 2013
awesome screen wall
fredchughes added this to Patio Ideas
July 24, 2013
corrineobrien added this to corrineobrien's ideas
July 24, 2013
Privacy wall blocks view of next door Apt.s but is still open to view landscape.
Bernie Limbrick added this to bernie_limbrick's Ideas
July 24, 2013
Great idea to hide the block of flats, without having a solid fence
patrickohearn added this to patrickohearn's Ideas
July 24, 2013
creative solution to provide privacy in backyard from neighboring apartment building
makeitlovely added this to Outdoor @ harrison
July 24, 2013
a movie wall in the back that we can see from the deck..heaven!
Lisa Williams added this to lisaiarrange's ideas
July 24, 2013
cool outside "wall"
denold added this to denold's ideas
July 24, 2013
Backyard privacy- movie wall
linquig added this to linquig's Favorites
July 24, 2013
franceslesleyparker added this to franceslesleyparker's Ideas
July 24, 2013
headline added this to Outdoors
July 24, 2013
Wall but not a wall. And I like the plantings behind the wall.
Mary Herman added this to mary_herman's ideas
July 24, 2013
backyard screening "the moviewall"
kshort734 added this to outdoor
July 24, 2013
Just in case I have something like this one day
smatula added this to smatula's ideas
July 24, 2013
Interesting way to "block" a view
feather57 added this to feather57's ideas
July 24, 2013
Just live it
Nici Locher added this to nici_locher's Ideas
July 24, 2013
midurak added this to Exterior
July 24, 2013
jpynn867 added this to Outdoor Spaces
July 24, 2013
awesome idea! LIke the idea of a frame for the outdoors to provide a reference for change.
Sheila Newton added this to sheila_newton's ideas
July 24, 2013
privacy wall
eyuen2269 added this to Outdor Spaces
July 24, 2013
Outdoor Privacy Wall
cboyceart added this to cboyceart's Favorites
July 24, 2013
After view
juliem2013 added this to juliem2013's ideas
July 24, 2013
jmcjunkin added this to jmcjunkin's ideas
July 24, 2013
Fence/wall that obscures apartment building behind. Vegetation provides interest in the opening.
Ryan Hanser added this to deck and yard ideas
July 24, 2013
Screening without the hassle of maintaining wood
Kathy Penfold added this to Exterior-back yard
July 24, 2013
Screening idea for privacy.
dibs009 added this to Garden
July 24, 2013
Backyard Garden idea
Greg Mendonsa added this to mendog's ideas
July 24, 2013
framing the view
melanieyee added this to Poolside
July 24, 2013
Block view
second nature urban landscapes, inc added this to debrnize's ideas
July 24, 2013
would be cool for the table mesa project of several years ago
mothanature added this to ginapyle's ideas
July 24, 2013
love the idea
bhoops5 added this to bhoops5's futre houzz
July 24, 2013
Movie wall with lush green behind
Ann Conn Minaldi added this to ann_minaldi's ideas
July 24, 2013
elliotsons added this to elliotsons's ideas
July 24, 2013
wall for more privacy from apt bldg
lamannashp added this to lamannashp's outdoors
July 24, 2013
Movie wall
djmaej added this to Patio Ideas
July 24, 2013
miaou added this to cour arrière
July 24, 2013
Cordon de petites lumières
klmkaren1 added this to backyard project
July 24, 2013
Mary Tracy added this to mtracy56's ideas
July 24, 2013
Picture-framing that does just that!
jlepley added this to Before & After
July 24, 2013
mmillerthomas added this to thomas backsplash
July 24, 2013
yard feature
pamwsx added this to pamwsx's ideas
July 24, 2013
love the WALL.. a great idea , a screen that doesn't totally block out the foliage and hem the space in
baioce added this to garden
July 24, 2013
ratanne added this to jardin
July 24, 2013
mur dans le jardin
Sara Wise Design added this to Modern Landscape
July 24, 2013
8' screening wall
gman007 added this to gman007's ideas
July 24, 2013
reneewagner added this to reneewagner's ideas
July 23, 2013
garden wall
kdelisser added this to Just dreaming....
July 22, 2013
I don't even understand all that is going on here....but I LIKE it.
marticus added this to deck
July 22, 2013
unconventional screening. creates a window and blocks a view simultaneously.
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