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Farlow Hill Residence

Farlow Hill Residence

A durable, contemporary garden provides context-sensitive gathering spaces that celebrate dramatic topographic changes on a northern slope. New stone retaining walls rise from a carpet of native ferns, forming the foundation of a lush, terraced garden. A multi-level mahogany deck with stainless-steel railings extends over site walls and overlooks a stunning stand of mature hemlocks. New wood staircases provide several flexible circulation routes from the house and encourage movement across the platforms. The garden accommodates both large and small gatherings. An elegant in-wall staircase exhibits efficient beauty and becomes a conversation piece. A new sugar maple blocks unappealing views, and a transplanted tree hydrangea becomes a dazzling late summer focal point. Fountain grasses soften deck edges, while a casual grove of lilacs spill flowers through the railings in late spring. In the front, the removal of overgrown perimeter plants reveals an elegant façade, and a new perennial border merges with the existing yews to create an inviting threshold into the property.

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May 3, 2013
primpic wrote:
how do you do the wire fencing - we are building a deck just like this - would like to know the hardware required for the wire fencing
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Even in hardwood decking, the most basic of contemporary garden design features, we can see the influence of Bauhaus design principles.Both the decking and wire fencing here fulfill their purpose without the use of extraneous decoration; they are simple and economical, and yet again the form follows the function.

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kristelrae added this to kristelrae's ideas
on Sunday
dcalverley added this to dcalverley's Ideas
March 11, 2015
Like the cable fencing
mssbriggs added this to Decks
March 4, 2015
colangelo518 added this to colangelo518's Ideas
February 22, 2015
original thought
lieslrex added this to Deck
February 20, 2015
Green Village Builders LLC added this to Montana deck
February 19, 2015
Very similar to post/ railing system I would propose. Also has Ipe decking but narrower size
greenmb21 added this to greenmb21's ideas
February 16, 2015
looks like would protect children at same time visually pleasing
cncampbell added this to deck
February 8, 2015
Deck railing
pburger added this to Deck/Yard
January 28, 2015
Nice railing design, light and open.
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January 25, 2015
Wire Fence for grapes
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January 23, 2015
Deck wire
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Matthew Cunningham
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December 12, 2014
Atlantic railing feeney
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November 24, 2014
Cable and wood post railing.
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November 23, 2014
Good for deck
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November 21, 2014
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November 16, 2014
Cable railing
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September 29, 2014
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September 10, 2014
Both the decking and wire fencing here fulfill their purpose without the use of extraneous decoration; they are simple and economical, and yet again the form follows the function.
kristaldavis added this to kristaldavis's ideas
September 10, 2014
atsalinos added this to deck
September 7, 2014
cable railing
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September 3, 2014
colorful1234 added this to Exterior Ideas
August 12, 2014
vanvugtster added this to Pictures of my house.
August 4, 2014
cable railings
carltuuk added this to deck railing
July 29, 2014
see stairway
Carrie Koenig added this to Deck railings
July 19, 2014
the horizontal wires are popular
Eric S added this to Patio Ideas
July 1, 2014
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June 26, 2014
Wood and railing
Rebecca Copeland added this to rercopeland----hardscape
June 20, 2014
the railing system
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June 15, 2014
Wire posting
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May 29, 2014
Nice picture of horizontal cable railing and the name of a couple of suppliers
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May 26, 2014
kstientjes added this to kate's kitchen look book
May 19, 2014
the wire fence i like and suggests i need railing
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May 18, 2014
Balcony railing ?
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May 18, 2014
Deck rail
zirwin added this to Irwin deck ideas
May 8, 2014
Ipe and cable
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May 7, 2014
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May 7, 2014
deck railing
bryanku added this to deck / patio
May 5, 2014
like the decking and cable rails
tinaroeder added this to deck
May 2, 2014
mahogany deck with stainless steel railing
Councell Craftsmen added this to peligancay's Ideas
May 2, 2014
Lori 2
erinohall added this to Outside Spaces
April 29, 2014
Railing is nice. Like wood between gives it warmer look
caroline_maher added this to 81 Lynbrook Backyard
April 19, 2014
mahogany deck with railing
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April 18, 2014
deck and fencing
Danny McKevitt added this to Backyard Ideas
April 3, 2014
Cool cable railing system
amymotherof5 added this to amymotherof5's Ideas
March 31, 2014
chilborn3 added this to deck
March 29, 2014
Width of boards
dholmes12 added this to Decks
March 26, 2014
railings and posts
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March 23, 2014
Continuous cable decking
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March 20, 2014
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March 17, 2014
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March 16, 2014
Cable Railing
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March 8, 2014
Wires instead of spindles
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March 6, 2014
woodviewpool added this to Deck Railings
February 19, 2014
Simple design. Size of the top rail. Preferred design.
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February 18, 2014
Cable railing
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February 16, 2014
Jack & J M added this to Garden & Landscape
February 14, 2014
wire and wood
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January 30, 2014
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January 29, 2014
I wonder if this would be cheaper than the spindles
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January 14, 2014
colour of deck in contrast to iron
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January 10, 2014
Nice cable deck railing
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Rebecca Garrigan added this to exterior patio remodel
January 5, 2014
for front of the house
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January 4, 2014
Color of decking and design concept
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January 4, 2014
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December 28, 2013
railing idea
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December 27, 2013
Wire railing
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December 22, 2013
Invisigrille strung on timber frame
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December 17, 2013
Baranda con cables
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December 14, 2013
What do you like about this photo? Cable railings
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December 10, 2013
balcony deck and railing
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December 3, 2013
Guard rail
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November 30, 2013
stainless steel railings.
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November 28, 2013
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November 24, 2013
Fence and deck
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November 21, 2013
Close-up of wooden posts with stainless cables
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November 21, 2013
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November 17, 2013
wire railing
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November 16, 2013
wire railing on deck
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November 13, 2013
Wire railing
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November 10, 2013
Wire deck railing
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November 10, 2013
Upper deck railing
garett19 added this to Rendeznous - Rear Deck
November 8, 2013
Railing horizontal wire solution
Laurie Gottlieb added this to W. Oak Knoll Landscape Ideas
November 5, 2013
Fence in rear of pool, but with vertical wires to mimic vertical fences around decks.
cynthiahays added this to Cynthia house
October 26, 2013
deck rails
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October 22, 2013
Metal wire fence
anteriorcrab added this to Landscape Ideas
October 21, 2013
rehab of existing deck
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October 21, 2013
not very private, hmmmmm
bradlindberg added this to Deck
October 19, 2013
cables rather than large boards
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October 11, 2013
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October 4, 2013
the horizontal railing
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September 30, 2013
Deck Railing
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September 26, 2013
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September 11, 2013
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September 10, 2013
horizontal cables
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September 8, 2013
I like the wire used on the railing.
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September 7, 2013
treegirl99 added this to treegirl99's ideas
September 4, 2013
Great look
nrevery added this to nrevery's Ideas
September 2, 2013
Can we use wood and cable type design for the deck fence
ngotica added this to Patio Ideas
September 2, 2013
Wire deck
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August 28, 2013
deck railing
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August 26, 2013
dsrtfx72 added this to Patio Ideas
August 24, 2013
Stainless-steel railings.
Maria Leal added this to deck
August 23, 2013
varanda con cables
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August 21, 2013
Deck cables again 3
janko1 added this to Patio Ideas
August 19, 2013
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August 18, 2013
deck railing
seanreddan added this to seanreddan's ideas
August 18, 2013
Deck cables
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August 17, 2013
mambino added this to mambino's ideas
August 15, 2013
ce genre de clôture pour le bord de l'eau si bord de l'eau il y a.
cellarfix added this to cellarfix's ideas
July 26, 2013
Deck steel railing
Rudisill Building & Flooring Creation added this to Cable Rails
July 24, 2013
This is with the 2x4 under top rail turned flat
mountcamel added this to mountcamel's Ideas
July 21, 2013
Again I really like the balastrade.
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July 19, 2013
mokava added this to Railings
July 17, 2013
wood supports w/wire railing
John Haverland added this to Deck
July 16, 2013
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July 16, 2013
Wire patio
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July 14, 2013
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July 13, 2013
This is the deck
chrisdanne added this to deck and rail cabling/wiring
July 9, 2013
one other option
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July 7, 2013
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July 4, 2013
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July 4, 2013
narrow boards
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July 3, 2013
bon, je suis content de mon résultat... j'ai trouvé cette photo une fois mon patio fini
burdinia added this to decking
June 29, 2013
wire railing
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June 28, 2013
With wire
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June 27, 2013
kcarling added this to Back Yard
June 24, 2013
Deck / Fence
sarahkeymer added this to lake austin
June 24, 2013
Wire deck rail
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June 23, 2013
Horizontal wire
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May 25, 2013
deck, rail and steps w/white
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May 25, 2013
Karen Lamkin added this to Backyard
May 22, 2013
billings73 added this to Decks and Fencing
May 20, 2013
post and stainless steel fencing
mokava added this to mokava's ideas
May 19, 2013
kathygration added this to Decks
May 17, 2013
Simple and classic railing.
emily_dugan added this to 4 La Mesa
May 15, 2013
rail for back porch
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May 14, 2013
patty9854 added this to Patio Ideas
May 12, 2013
do these railings bend
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May 2, 2013
grt fence idea for tarace
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keisha16 added this to deck idea
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thekarenursic added this to karen's garden
April 25, 2013
good idea for post and stainless steel wire for trellis in front
tizznotch added this to Exterior Ideas
April 24, 2013
cable railing
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April 23, 2013
Deck railing
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April 14, 2013
wire rail
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April 14, 2013
wire in railing
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April 14, 2013
deck railing (wire/cable)
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April 14, 2013
Love the simplicity
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April 13, 2013
wire deck
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April 13, 2013
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April 10, 2013
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April 9, 2013
the "railing" -- almost transparent, light feel
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April 9, 2013
Even in hardwood decking, the most basic of contemporary garden design features, we can see the influence of Bauhaus design principles. Both the decking and wire fencing here fulfill their purpose without the use of extraneous decoration; they are simple and economical, and yet again the form follows the function.
susanmdyer added this to deck ideas
April 9, 2013
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April 9, 2013
Simple protection from edge
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April 8, 2013
Garden Bauhaus
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April 7, 2013
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April 7, 2013
timber and wire balustrade
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April 3, 2013
Cable Railings
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April 3, 2013
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April 2, 2013
Garde corps extérieur
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April 2, 2013
wire decking and wood Posts instead of metal?
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April 1, 2013
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April 1, 2013
Ipe deck and wire fencing
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March 31, 2013
Deck clean
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March 31, 2013
Wire railing
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Bauhaus design
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