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Cottage Update

Shades of Green : Cottage Update - Brisbane, CA : Portfolio

A vintage cottage on a tiny lot with a tight program of outdoor entertaining space, low maintenance planting and a useable driveway for a frequently out-of-town client. The front lawn was removed to create lounge area with a new outdoor fireplace and stone patio seating area surrounded by low water use plantings. The driveway was replaced with concrete pavers and gravel to allow rainwater to infiltrate on site and create a more inviting outdoor dining area. Decorative metal panels and vine trellis panels enliven the adjacent wood fence.
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azdiana wrote:
what kind of pavers and stone
   Comment   November 23, 2012
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Shades Of Green Landscape Architecture
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COLD WATER CANYON FLAT FLAGSTONE, SIZE: l-3/4"- 2" THICK AND IRREGULAR SIZE LYNGSO GARDEN
SUPPLY,650-364-1730

STONE PAVER
BLUESTONE, FULL RANGE, NATURAL TOP, CUT EDGES
SIZE: l-3/4"- 2" THICK CUT TO SIZE PER PLAN
LYNGSO GARDEN SUPPLY,650-364-1730
November 29, 2012 at 2:39pm   
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Anthony Waggott
Are the pavers loosely placed in the pebbles or secured in spot? Thanks
March 27, 2013 at 10:55am   
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katinaki wrote:
I love what is in the pots. Can you tell me what is planted in the pots.
   Comment   September 17, 2012
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claralyn
I believe they are called Kangaroo Paws. need little water and come in a few different colors yellow,orange and red.
October 2, 2012 at 7:37pm   
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Sage Outdoor Designs
These are Anigozanthos Big Red, I think
May 16, 2013 at 3:58pm   
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ryanmikita wrote:
Chairs and Table - Can you tell me where the table and chairs were purchased from?
   Comment   October 15, 2013
duffmanheights wrote:
Where did you get the border between plant and stone (low right corner)? I'm looking for metal edging. Thanks
   Comment   April 20, 2013
bothelje wrote:
What kind of plant is growing on the privacy fence?
   Comment   April 16, 2013
granndsand wrote:
Grandsand71@gmail.com - What is the plant in the pot
   Comment   March 17, 2013
talbenez wrote:
where did you get those big beautiful black square pots? - where did you get those big beautiful square black pots?
     Comment   March 16, 2013

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Debra Prinzing added this to 8 New Uses for Your Side Yard
"Carpeted" space. A compact space between the kitchen door and the perimeter wall, this side yard has a playful floor treatment that turns it into something quite special.The "carpet" of different square and rectangular pavers is laid on a bed of contrasting crushed rock. The random-looking (but probably quite carefully arranged) pattern creates a dynamic energy that moves the eye through this space and makes coming here a treat.Another reason this design is so successful is the light hand with which it is accessorized: The furnishings and plants are classically simple, with one material (teak) and one color (parrot orange). Nice work!
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1. Where would I play croquet?2. Wow, I could weed this in five minutes.3. Someone pour the wine!OK. All done? Now add up all the numbers you wrote down. If you scored:13–21: You are definitely not a candidate for downsizing, and can totally ignore my next several ideabooks.22–30: Brace yourself — there is a move in your future. You are definitely showing signs of being bitten by the “maybe it’s time to downsize” bug.31–39: Call the moving company! And watch for the next installment in this series on the secrets to successful downsizing.More: Houzz Tour: Comfy and Cozy in 630 Square Feet

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