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.
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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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It's Tapeworm Plant - Homalocladium platycladum.
July 9, 2012 at 10:29am   
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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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What Houzz contributors are saying:

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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gorgeous house
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green foliage
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Pretty design (exterior)
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July 23, 2014
Outside timber Cladding
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July 22, 2014
I just really like this entire façade.
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July 18, 2014
Like the plantings
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July 17, 2014
I do not like the grasses here.
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love this
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rich colors
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Deck instead of grass option
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Patio stones with river rocks. Love this house.
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Casa modeló 10
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basic stack off-set and set apart with structure built between to join
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Love the layout.
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Myoporum parvifolium ground cover, natural path
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Me gusta
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Concrete and rock mix allow water thru
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pathway and ornamental grasses
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Siding over tin?
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Front yard?
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clever path idea
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big windows and covered outside area
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ground cover
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Path to door
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Like wood colour with black window trims
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backyard landscape
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love the wood
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The deck at the front
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Deck integrated to living room
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The Timber
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keep a wider patio & patio cover
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Rich wood color
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Blocks and stones
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Wood exteriors: rich and warm
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Like the landscaping the blonde grass among the green ground over.
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really do like large rectangular slabs / gravel inbetween
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Covered patio. Deck and concrete pads
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casa 7
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Front Living
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wood - match rest of house
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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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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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Balcon couvert
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patio cover
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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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Exterior. Landscaping
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Exterior. Landscaping
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Stone path
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style veranda
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Landscaping ideas
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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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Contemporary Pathway
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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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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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Nice design, smaller version
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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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Maybe line up blocks with river rock
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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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Factory outlooking
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