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Garden Architecture/Robert Trachtenberg

For this elegant landmarked Berkeley home, designed by Albert Dodge Coplin, we had the challenge of designing a garden that delicately blends Japanese and English style vernaculars at the request of the client.
All photos by Robert Trachtenberg

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leeapgar wrote:
Small deck - Is this a fish pond?
   Comment   June 28, 2012
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no it is a spa with a heated plunge pool. check out our website and you will see more images of this.
September 27, 2012 at 2:53pm     
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Becky Harris added this to Small Decks Hold Loads of Potential
If you prefer water you can take a dip in, a small deck leaves room for a hot tub. Keeping things geometric and simple in style and materials lends a Japanese garden feel.

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milwaukeegirl added this to milwaukeegirl's Ideas
Mmmmm hot tub sounds good to me right now
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April 4, 2014
Japanese soaking tub
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April 1, 2014
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In ground spa
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tea house
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March 15, 2014
Concealed hut in the jungle for sleeping in while venturing into the wilderness.
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Natural garden, beautifully curated.
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combination of grasses
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Garden hidden
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Tea house
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Garden Bathtub
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February 23, 2014
clean ,tiny deck -yes!
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February 23, 2014
Grasses around hot tub
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February 22, 2014
Love the jacuzzi!
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February 15, 2014
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February 14, 2014
Hot tube
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February 9, 2014
bridge, hideaway
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February 4, 2014
Greenery, secluded
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hot tub
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February 3, 2014
door and secluded
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January 28, 2014
Plantas y espejo de agua
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January 26, 2014
privacy landscaped
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January 17, 2014
our backyard hot tub area with fire pit
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Landscape ideas
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Water feature
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December 30, 2013
Hot tub
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December 30, 2013
Privacy landscaping
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December 28, 2013
small patio seems sufficient
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December 25, 2013
soaking tub probably off master bedroom
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December 22, 2013
shrubs surrounding meadow
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December 22, 2013
hot tub
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December 21, 2013
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December 21, 2013
Small deck, spa and privacy screening by using plants.
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December 19, 2013
dipping pool
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December 15, 2013
Boat a bad way to hide it
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December 14, 2013
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December 13, 2013
small heated plunge pool
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December 12, 2013
Private room for hot tub
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November 30, 2013
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November 28, 2013
Nice clean hot tub
lauranewhouse added this to Spanish exterior
November 25, 2013
Love the intimate small heated water instead of a bathtub
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November 22, 2013
Landscape pond2
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November 20, 2013
Oasis...modern element, clean lines in jungle like setting
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November 14, 2013
Isolated seating area by water feature
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November 14, 2013
Our small house
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November 11, 2013
Doesn't look like a hot tub
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November 8, 2013
Like the garden
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November 4, 2013
Behind the garage nook
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November 3, 2013
Just like this look. Grasses + grass + mature growth + water feature.
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November 3, 2013
elevated spaces, water element and lush plantings surrounding areas
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November 1, 2013
the landscaping
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November 1, 2013
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October 30, 2013
So private
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October 27, 2013
The water
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October 25, 2013
Hidden area
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October 20, 2013
The privacy
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September 30, 2013
wild landscaping around hot tub
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September 30, 2013
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September 28, 2013
water garden and mix of garden styles
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September 27, 2013
Nice peaceful
Iva King added this to A+ Landscaping
September 15, 2013
Tall grasses provide privacy, too
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September 15, 2013
hidden in garden
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September 14, 2013
grass plants for privacy
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September 14, 2013
Garden cement sunken hot tub
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September 9, 2013
blend asian and english
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September 2, 2013
size and style
Francine added this to Stone and Gravel spaces in the garden
August 31, 2013
designed informality.
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August 27, 2013
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August 21, 2013
Sunken hot tub
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hot tub
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Consider this for the hot tub - lower it I it the ground
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Mercedes Steedman added this to outside decks and privacy screens
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grasses as cover
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July 26, 2013
small pool
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Beautiful Hideaway grotto
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Grass with high privacy foliage
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July 11, 2013
spa w/ heated plung pool
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backyard tea house location - with deck and spa or pond
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June 30, 2013
plunge pool
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The grasses
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Small deck surrounded by foliage
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small pool
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Hot tub
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landscaping for privacy
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June 17, 2013
a lovely little area that could be tucked into another corner of the back yard. a nice little nook, like a secret garden.
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June 15, 2013
Pond cesign
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Platform for hammock?
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June 15, 2013
Neat landscaping near tiny house.
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June 11, 2013
hot tub?
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June 8, 2013
Feel like your in a forest
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June 6, 2013
love this
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June 3, 2013
raised water feature
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June 3, 2013
love the pond
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May 31, 2013
yard for a tiny house.
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May 29, 2013
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May 27, 2013
Cool wee hut
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May 26, 2013
enfolded in green
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May 23, 2013
My office area! ;)
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May 22, 2013
simple bridge
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May 18, 2013
hot tub
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May 13, 2013
tiny pond
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Strong landscaping makes transition to yard
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Plunge pool
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May 8, 2013
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May 5, 2013
Summer house
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May 2, 2013
Hot Tub?
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May 2, 2013
Deck and hot tub config
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japanese garden
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plunge pool
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Tall grass
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Run away here
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April 13, 2013
Cool hot tub
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April 9, 2013
"Natural landscaping"?
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April 8, 2013
tranquility, wooded lot
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April 8, 2013
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April 7, 2013
Big Green Bushes
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April 3, 2013
Outdoor soaking tub, attractive, could be in garden off master
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April 2, 2013
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April 1, 2013
Tea house
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March 31, 2013
I could stay here forever.
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March 30, 2013
Contemporary Pond
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March 25, 2013
privacy with plants
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March 24, 2013
japanese and english style gardens
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March 21, 2013
love the feel of this garden - such privacy!
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March 20, 2013
looks like a watering hole
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March 20, 2013
Hot tub
jenjake2012 added this to Backyard
March 18, 2013
Hot tub :)
Vadim Sigalov added this to Landscaping ideas
March 17, 2013
small and lush
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March 14, 2013
This design looks meadow-ish. the grass seems to blend into the edges, like how the grass overflows onto it. I aslo like how you can see the dirt around other edges of the grass, creating a feeling of defined shape. seems playful and fun. and adventure
kevek01 added this to Backyard
March 13, 2013
Check out the corten planter
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March 12, 2013
Pool plus garden
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March 11, 2013
Nice grasses
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March 10, 2013
Hot tub flush to ground surrounded closely by landscaping for privacy, using tall grasses rather than fences or formal hedges.
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March 8, 2013
heated plunge pool - could be small hot tub pool - like the landscaping for privacy
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March 7, 2013
very small pool
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March 6, 2013
like the grasses at pond's edge
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March 1, 2013
environment at bottom of yard
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February 23, 2013
Love this backyard jungle
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February 21, 2013
bamboo, plants
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February 17, 2013
tiny pool?
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February 10, 2013
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February 10, 2013
Pond oblong.
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February 10, 2013
small house "casseta" by the river
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February 9, 2013
a deck and a jakoosi
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February 7, 2013
Gorgeous landscaping. Love the plunge pool.
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February 6, 2013
like how deck transitions to hot tub
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February 4, 2013
splash pool
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February 3, 2013
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January 30, 2013
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January 29, 2013
English garden goes Zen
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January 27, 2013
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January 26, 2013
small square spa/pool
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January 25, 2013
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January 22, 2013
Looks like a pond
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