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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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July 1, 2013
wusie1 wrote:
What is the name of the tree in the planter
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Hi, it is a Crape Myrtle: Lagerstroemeria indica x fauriei 'Tuscarora'
    Bookmark   October 1, 2013 at 8:53AM
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October 2, 2012
megzjohnz8 wrote:
Where did you get the wire for the fencing on the right of this picture?
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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
    Bookmark   April 2, 2013 at 5:50PM
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Not sure. You will have to check with your contractor and your city code/ordinances. Good luck!
    Bookmark   April 4, 2013 at 9:28AM
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May 4, 2012
KAYLANA ALAYSA 'Landscape Design' wrote:
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Stainless Steel
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Christy Boyd
How large of a pump did you need for the smaller water feature? And so many types of pumps out there (magnetic, direct, solar, heavy duty, utility, in line, axial). What kind is best suited to this application?
Thank you for the help!!
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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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Wire fence - no top cap?
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I LOVE how the walls turned into mixed use features. The fountain is so great!
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Love this simplicity
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layers of various low garden walls and transparent boundary fence
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simple rustic look using minimal materials
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alternative fence design
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tiered approach
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open fence.
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March 18, 2015
This fence has no top rail to rot. If wire is heavy enough gage, perhaps this is the way to go for lower yard?
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Like mlnded.
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love cement
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Site feature
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Like the low wall
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wall water feature
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February 28, 2015
Can I reshape back yard?
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gate on the easy, attractive garden fence
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water flowing around planters Love it!!!
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Rill fountains everywhere!
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use of concrete and wood in rural setting
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Patio ideas
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water feature
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short cor-ten wall
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water fountain
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Water feature
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How the 2 fencing types go together, and the height
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Water feature
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Roll wire
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simple fountain
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sheep panel screen w/out top rail less obtrusive
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Water feature
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Combination privacy fence in back and see through on the side. Also love the plantings and incorporating of concrete planter beds!!
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coil but need a top
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Planter bed idea
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Garden gate color ideas!!!
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Raised planters made of concrete and water feature
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Side yard idea
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wire fence
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Water wall
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wall fountain
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Combination of wood and concrete with water feature...Cucaracha would love this!
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deer fence
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Terrace with concrete and wood
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Love the simple water feature
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wall w fountain
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water feature
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Two areas of water feature---nice for floating a boat down the channel for kids!
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fence with gate
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Water noise from wall
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Raised beds in the back may provide more privacy.
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mesh fence that blends into solid fence to hide neighbor pathway
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gravel border between concrete retaining wall and grass
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Wire fence around pool
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wood & concrete mix
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water spout
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Deer fence
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Fence for house
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Deer fencing, concrete runnel, plantings, materials
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Really like this version for garden area. Open to having no top rail on the wire section.
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Garden inspiration
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wood and wire
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keep chickens in, light thru
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Above ground rain runoff
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Wire mesh fence and gate on the left side is what we need
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simple clean fence...posts and square mesh with nice gate design
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lt frt box style w/visible bolt heads makes it modern, easier to make and the wood keeps it organic. every bolt could attach to leg--wood post, piping, etc
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front of house
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Concrete water feature
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Cool water fixture
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Water body
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open at top
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wire fence with simple gate
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Raised bed
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unframed wire (on left)
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Water channel and pond
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wood and concrete
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water feature incorporated into concrete wall
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Planter ideas for garden
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Raised beds and the compination of natural and modern elements with seat area
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Side wall
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raised planters for possible grasses
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Pool fence
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gate and fence
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very pretty planing around the RW
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Garden brunnen
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Wall / planter
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solid fencing on side open on back...similar plan at Cliff
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Garden box idea
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Water feature as a boarder
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Para el jardin
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Concrete spillway fountain
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concrete walls
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Fountain type with cattle panel fence
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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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Stone planter bed.
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wall with fountain
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Fence and concrete
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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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Great retaining walls and creative Finnish.
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Water fall
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Troth water feature
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fence for the back
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see through gate
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water flowing into pool
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Idea to continue fence along side of house
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mesh fence for back ... sides?
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DG path between grass and plantings
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Separate water features, set up to look like one. Pond top and rill below.
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planters, elevations
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wood and cement
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Water feature ideas
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Top top to obstruct view
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PB Modern - Garnet Residence
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privacy and keeps animals out
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concrete fence with water catch
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Fence on left
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Fuente genial y pequeña
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bench wall for back of pool
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Water in with the wall
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Fence and tiered beds
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