Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
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Grace Design Associates contemporary landscape

Grace Design Associates

Uber green earthy contemporary
Winner of the Gold Medal and the International Landscaper Designer of The Year for APLD (Association of Professional Landscape Designers)
Winner of Santa Barbara Beautiful Award, Large Family Residence

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jmorin wrote:
Is the wood siding torrefied wood or cedar?? what kind of upkeep is required ?? How about in Canada
   Comment   February 10, 2013
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Thank you!
February 11, 2013 at 7:53am   
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Shenzhen Maxcom Technology Co.Ltd.
Hi have an great landscape designs. I love your designs. This is Susan from China. Our company major export laser cut metal screens, light box and decors to Australian. The landscaper, home developer, retailer, wholesaler are our major customers. the most popular material in Au is corten steel. We could provide with rustic effect. We have cooperate with landscape in Sydney, Melbourne etc.
November 28, 2013 at 7:09pm   
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marcowise wrote:
Beautiful! What is that plant flanking the terrace? A type of bamboo or fern?
   Comment   July 9, 2012
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
It's Tapeworm Plant - Homalocladium platycladum.
July 9, 2012 at 10:29am   
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July 9, 2012 at 9:48pm   
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marymmcc wrote:
what is the green ground cover?
   Comment   June 27, 2012
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good call, do they sell it in the states
June 28, 2012 at 4:28am   
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June 28, 2012 at 9:33am   
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Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates
The grass that looks like Tina Turner's hair is Mexican Feather Grass - Stipa tenuissima. Careful - it's invasive. It spreads by seed in the wind. Don't use it at the edge of wildland!
June 26, 2012 at 8:10pm   
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Consider the bulk and lines of the house when deciding on how busy or restful the garden should be. Bold contemporary architecture makes a bolder impression when it's not competing with a fussy landscape. Let low-lying plants create a spacious foreground, then apply restraint by embellishing the garden with a few well-chosen accent plants.

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Love this house!
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Tapeworm plant
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wood - match rest of house
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Stepping planks with River Rock in-between
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Wood exterior. Modern design.
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oh love timber cladding!!
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Cedar house
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Tapeworm plant - homalocladium platycladumnext to house deck
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rocky walkway
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Awesome house & garden
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Ground cover plant and bamboo
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Love the house
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i like the small informal path on the right.
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patio cover
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Overall house design
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Really like this exterior
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Single level part of house
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Ground cover
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The bit jutting out from the house
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low maintenance
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style veranda
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Walkway with long stones
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The floating dining room to patio, upper balcony
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Check out the mounding
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drought rock grasses
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Idea for foot path in clumpy grass. Would not suit terra cotta or long distances.
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open / windows
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back deck and cladding
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Stunning mix of gravel and pavers
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Love the boxiness and airiness of this house. Gorgeous
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mass planting, repeat themes, use grasses in hot dry climates Consider the bulk and lines of the house when deciding on how busy or restful the garden should be. Bold contemporary architecture makes a bolder impression when it's not competing with a fussy landscape. Let low-lying plants create a spacious foreground, then apply restraint by embellishing the garden with a few well-chosen accent plants.
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How modern combined with Texas flair might look....
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love the wood tones
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Santa Barbara, CA
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Stripes for upper peak
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great example
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Slats on upper level and stone path
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wood stain
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easy lawn
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louvered patio pergola
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Screen over upstairs window
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Wooden boards with rocks between as path
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Love this house
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love this house for the wood siding
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mix of flagstone types
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Barn Door concept for light shade Use of corrugated metal
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very nice
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The container clad with the wood siding... the openness and warmth
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Cladding and wood work.. Porch
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Nice wooden house.
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all wood modern home.
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container home - isbu - intermodal shipping building unit
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Pour gazebo ou a cote de la maison
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La mlsma distribución de nuestra casa
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Containers y madera
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nice path and plantings
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Front entry plants
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willowy grass
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House exterior
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Timber cladding
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Great textures
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White grass
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The Front: Bold contemporary architecture makes a bolder impression when it's not competing with a fussy landscape.
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open and love the lines in the wood
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fabulous house
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love pavers & stones
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Love the contrast
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Landscape in front of the house
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hooper terrace ideas
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the deck off the two storey part of this house
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Deck roof
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Techo sencillo
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Style urbain
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Mexican feather grass
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White grass
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Front lay out
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Left coast
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Front porch
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myoporum parvifolium. look up
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Color between stairs..low growing grass n ornamental grass
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Tapeworm plant
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Louvred deck ceiling?
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Edge ground cover
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Like the landscaping. Green and low maintenance.
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Fit future California vision
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It looks like the house in twilight
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