Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC
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South End Courtyard contemporary-landscape

South End Courtyard

Historic Boston rises above a contemporary private courtyard in the city’s South End. Steel-framed, whitewashed fir walls enclose a vibrant, durable garden. Innovative storage solutions make efficient use of limited space. Soothing geometric patterns visually extend the volume of the courtyard, and bright plantings punctuate the landscape. Native moss joints create a soft, porous carpet between antique cobblestones. A salvaged Maine granite pier rises from the earth to form the pedestal of a table—the centerpiece of the garden. Interior and exterior spaces blend to expand urban living.

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Hi iaidogirl,

I believe this fence is "All woodwork and fencing is whitewashed fir contrasted with corrugated galvanized steel. " Found it in an article from Houzz. so it is in fact Wood, Fir to be specific.
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Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC
Correct--the important thing to note is that this project was 100% custom and the materials were specified as part of a larger construction documentation package.
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Annie Thornton added this to Postage Stamp Garden Delivers in Boston
All woodwork and fencing is whitewashed fir contrasted with corrugated galvanized steel. While the site is somewhat protected, the climate of the American Northeast is fierce, and all materials need to withstand its inflictions — humidity, snow, rain — while weathering gracefully and naturally. The hardscape palette suits the modern, industrial aesthetic of the space while still alluding to traditional New England gardens.

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Entry north wall - tight spaces
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sliding corrugated gate
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integration of stones with grass
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backyard paving stones
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Slider gate.
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Sliding steel door and fence
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the moss/ grass is perfect
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June 6, 2014
Nice fence - wood? Could use wood/plastic mix product?
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June 4, 2014
Totally Cool- mixture of cont, metal gate, stone w/moss
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May 28, 2014
Historic Boston rises above a contemporary private courtyard in the city’s South End. Steel-framed, whitewashed fir walls enclose a vibrant, durable garden. Innovative storage solutions make efficient use of limited space. Soothing geometric patterns visually extend the volume of the courtyard, and bright plantings punctuate the landscape. Native moss joints create a soft, porous carpet between antique cobblestones. A salvaged Maine granite pier rises from the earth to form the pedestal of a table—the centerpiece of the garden. Interior and exterior spaces blend to expand urban living. URL
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Cobble stone
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Side yard patio
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Use our pavers nrxt to garage
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pool pavers
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another cool door idea
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stone and the landscaper name
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Stones walk way and fence
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Bedroom courtyard idea
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moss between cobbles
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Entryway, moss
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Whitewashed Fir Used in Fencing
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Novel concept for a sliding gate.
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contemporary fence
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wood fence with steel gate
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big pots with greenery
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kitchen courtyard?
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paving stones
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Slidding gate from over head
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galv steel, zinc and timber
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Pared puerta
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corrugated steel fence
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horizontal fence boards
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Rough hewn stone amongst the moss creating the look of Gucci fabric
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stone slabs
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Moss lined cobble stone pavers.
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sliding barn style door for patio
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South End Courtyard sliding door. Steel framed, whitewshed fir walls enclose a vibrant, durable garden. Innovative storage solutions make efficient use of limited space. Soothing geometric patterns visually extend the volume of the courtyard, and bright plantings punctuate the landscape. native moss joints create a solf look on ground.
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Wood work and fencing is whitewaswhed fir contrasted with galvanized steel.
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Moss between stones
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slate path
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native moss joints: new england ok.
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Wall material / Paving
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thin slats and sectional
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Cool contrast between cobblestone and wood
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under deck
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Moss and cobblestones
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stone patio
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kitchen court yard
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Stones and moss
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The stone walkway
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Moss lined paving
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Moss between the stones
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stone and grass
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Wood along bounary
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All woodwork and fencing is whitewashed fir contrasted with corrugated galvanized steel.
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clean lines - conte,p & tactile
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puerta corrediza entrada
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nice passage
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All woodwork and fencing is whitewashed fir contrasted with corrugated galvanized steel.
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Schuur hek
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courtyard door
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dry laid cobbles, large scale cobblestone
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I like the gate
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sheltered spot with potted palms
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fence materials
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Moss and brick
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Love the brick-moss walkway
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love the moss garden
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fence of horizontal slats
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gate on that fence
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the materials and clean lines
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fir and galvanized steell fencing.
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moss or greenery betw pavers
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piedras y pasto
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Notice the sliding gate
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January 6, 2013
the postage stamp garden...
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stone with moss
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Outdoor steps
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Nice way to combine paving with some green without having lawn to mow.
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January 3, 2013
So great looking!
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grass between stones
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floor and barn door gate
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cobbles and moss, cool, clean look without being austere
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moss path
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whitewashed fir, galvanized corrugated steel
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Whitewashed fir contrasted with corrugated galvanized steel fence
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Potted plants as accents.
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Privacy wall creates a courtyard
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suna brugi
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The fence
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I like the textures and mix of modern and traditional
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palms and stonework
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back side of house from my office past kitchen to exterior of bedrooms
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texture conposition
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patio pavers imbedded in turf ...
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Moss between pavers in the courtyard
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cool fence and stone work
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reclaimed granite paving with native moss
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fencing ideas for our backyard!!!
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White washed fir and galvanized posts, framing
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Steel and wood fencing
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