Envision Landscape Studio
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Garnet Residence modern-landscape
 

Garnet Residence

This small tract home backyard was transformed into a lively breathable garden. A new outdoor living room was created, with silver-grey brazilian slate flooring, and a smooth integral pewter colored concrete wall defining and retaining earth around it. A water feature is the backdrop to this outdoor room extending the flooring material (slate) into the vertical plane covering a wall that houses three playful stainless steel spouts that spill water into a large basin. Koi Fish, Gold fish and water plants bring a new mini ecosystem of life, and provide a focal point and meditational environment. The integral colored concrete wall begins at the main water feature and weaves to the south west corner of the yard where water once again emerges out of a 4” stainless steel channel; reinforcing the notion that this garden backs up against a natural spring. The stainless steel channel also provides children with an opportunity to safely play with water by floating toy boats down the channel. At the north eastern end of the integral colored concrete wall, a warm western red cedar bench extends perpendicular out from the water feature on the outside of the slate patio maximizing seating space in the limited size garden. Natural rusting Cor-ten steel fencing adds a layer of interest throughout the garden softening the 6’ high surrounding fencing and helping to carry the users eye from the ground plane up past the fence lines into the horizon; the cor-ten steel also acts as a ribbon, tie-ing the multiple spaces together in this garden. The plant palette uses grasses and rushes to further establish in the subconscious that a natural water source does exist. Planting was performed outside of the wire fence to connect the new landscape to the existing open space; this was successfully done by using perennials and grasses whose foliage matches that of the native hillside, blurring the boundary line of the garden and aesthetically extending the backyard up into the adjacent open space.
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wusie1 wrote:
What is the name of the tree in the planter
   Comment   July 1, 2013
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Hi, it is a Crape Myrtle: Lagerstroemeria indica x fauriei 'Tuscarora'
October 1, 2013 at 8:53am   
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megzjohnz8 wrote:
Where did you get the wire for the fencing on the right of this picture?
   Comment   October 2, 2012
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sprattliz
Love it! How can I find out if I can use for a deck iup about 25 ft high n CT? Is it under code? Thanks. Ellie
April 2, 2013 at 5:50pm   
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megzjohnz8
Not sure. You will have to check with your contractor and your city code/ordinances. Good luck!
April 4, 2013 at 9:28am   
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Kaylana Alaysa | Landscape Design wrote:
Water Pond and Rill - How does that work? - I notice that the water feature extends as a rill on the bottom left of the picture. Really great idea.
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kasia2573
what is the material used for the rill?
May 25, 2013 at 7:07am   
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Stainless Steel
May 8, 2014 at 4:40pm   
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

The layer of Cor-Ten in this landscape occupies the space between the lower elements and the tall fence. It ties a series of outdoor rooms together.

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iamone23 added this to Landscape Ideas
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not as noticable
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trough water feature
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a variety of fencing
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Tall, simple
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July 23, 2014
Love this corten steel fence and feel of terraced garden walls
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Stone planter bed.
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Fountain.
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wall with fountain
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Fence and concrete
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I def like a fence with a frame - this is too airy
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deer fencing
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Straight Hog wire no frames for it
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Wire fence
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raised beds, texture and
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Concrete!!
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Great retaining walls and creative Finnish.
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like the trough water feature in raised planter
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Troth water feature
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fence for the back
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Like the fence
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garden levels; texture in paving
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see through gate
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back yard seating area
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Fountain
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Fountain
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water flowing into pool
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Idea to continue fence along side of house
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Looks like water-wise landscaping
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this doesn't look solid, but I like the look of the bigger metal fasteners for the wood screws
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mesh fence for back ... sides?
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DG path between grass and plantings
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planters, elevations
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Troth fountain, block wall with spouts
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Water feature ideas
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simple
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simple fountain
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Top top to obstruct view
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PB Modern - Garnet Residence
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Mix of solid privacy and wire
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privacy and keeps animals out
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Fence
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concrete fence with water catch
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Fence on left
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gate
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bench wall for back of pool
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water
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Water in with the wall
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waterfall
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water feature, see whole project
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Great use of concrete and wood
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Water feature
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wall + raised beds
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a rill and water feature on the north side
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Grate fence
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door to back
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love the water feature
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water feature for apartment patio
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Water feature built into wall
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water feature
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I like the flower beds
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fountain and runoff stream
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Katie - this fence does not have wood on the top and does have a solid wood fence on one side.
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Nice material palette and fence.
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Fountain
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different levels, garden, water feature in one
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covered, then open
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Modern Patio,wall
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Fountain wall
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Retaining wall cut ins
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Back Fence
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Rustic fence
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Water feature
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Pool fence
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Fence stained + bolts
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pondless water feature
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gate and fence
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fountain
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mix of materials--wood, concrete
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wire fence
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Fence
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another fence idea
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fence w gate for chickens
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flower bed and waterfall
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gravel at border
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incorporating gutter drains for water movement..humm...
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built in fountain
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water feature
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water feature
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open and solid fencing combined
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Reminds me of the reveal Ben was talking about
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built in integration with retaining wall, fountain element
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so peaceful looking
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the side section of the fence is open to see through
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Fence along back.
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concrete wall, wood seat and back
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higher fence no top rail
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Think clean concrete walls mixed w/ artisan wood walling (maybe could add some rusted steel walling??)
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chicken fence
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fence
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low fence, concrete retaining wall with water feature!!
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water flowing in wall
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fence combo
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Fences
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concrete blocks
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Fence
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Fence
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water
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inset wall
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water passeges
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wall fountain
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Really liked the concrete borders but the water garden incorporated won me over.
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Outside
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tiered concrete garden
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Nice water feature
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All
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cement retaining wall doubles as planter
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Water feature and concrete elements
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water feature and retaining walls
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fence
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Fence in front of fence is cool.
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Wall height - can sit on it
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Fence
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Cattle guard
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RETAINING WALL WITH FENCE ON TOP
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Rill wall
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Fencing
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Wire fence
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chicken wire fence and gate
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fence and water feature
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traveling fountain concept - from back of house (hiding roof) to lower level at Kipps office (the wall)
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