SHKS Architects
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Mid-century Re-modern contemporary-exterior
 

Mid-century Re-modern

A new entry path and garden, planned and planted by the owners, enhances the sidewalk and provides a degree of privacy.
Photo credit: Dale Lang
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August 6, 2013
amelieny1 wrote:
Are these cement retaining walls? Any cracking in N. East?
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SHKS Architects
Yes, these are custom concrete retaining walls. They are still in excellent condition today. Thanks for your interest!
    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 1:11PM
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espiritiv
Is the concrete mix, or any color additives?
    Bookmark   October 31, 2014 at 8:18AM
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July 10, 2013
Darius wrote:
Could you please provide details on the type and color of brick? Thx!
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m1g1
What are the flowerbeds built out of? Thank you.
    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 7:10AM
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SHKS Architects
These are custom concrete retaining walls. Thanks for your interest!
    Bookmark   August 20, 2013 at 9:35AM
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January 31, 2013
evelarson wrote:
The names of the trees please: tall on the left as well as the red colored one?
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waveaddict
Both trees look to be japanese maples. There are two different varieties, the red one being a crimson queen.
    Bookmark   March 11, 2014 at 2:08PM
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Seed Studio Landscape Architects
The taller tree to the left looks like it could be a young Jacaranda mimosifolia.
    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 10:58PM
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June 27, 2012
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curtid00
Can you tell me what material was used for the fascia? Is it wood with metal flashing, or something else? Thank you!
    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 5:33PM
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bsperry
fascia material is wood painted dark brown. there is metal roofing flashing on top edge of fascia boards that came in dark brown
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January 31, 2013
evelarson wrote:
Also the name of grasses against the main wall please?

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The three-dimensional design of this front garden almost has its roots in the paintings of the 20th-century artist Mondrian. Its strong geometric-shape raised beds of differing heights are reinforced by the width of the retaining walls. All is softened, though, by the beautifully executed and understated plantings.
One of the real benefits of terracing is the way it links the house to the garden as well as to the contours of the landscape. While it is vitally important that the size and height of the retaining walls are in balance with the house and garden, it is equally important that the plantings don't overpower the hardscape.The precise plantings in this terraced front garden link all the beds of differing height and size because they have the same color and tone.

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