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A House With Zip! contemporary-landscape
 

A House With Zip!

Design: Mark Lind
Project Management: Jon Strain
Photography: Paul Finkel, 2012

A new drystack stone “arroyo” in front of the house acts as a backup flood control element, should an excessive amount of water ever penetrate the berms. An ipe’ and steel entry bridge spans the arroyo and provides pleasant access to the home’s glass and cypress front door. In order to provide shelter for arriving guests and shield the home’s entry from the blistering western sun, a new front porch structure was designed using wood posts comprised of four smaller individual posts bolted together. These in turn support a large glulam beam holding the fir roof structure, whose materials and detailing match the cover of the rear deck.
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where did you find the railing system over moat,
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Mitchell Parker added this to Houzz Tour: Wild for Wood in Central Texas
His solution was to add an arroyo, a deep, dry trench landscaped with river pebbles that channels water from the front of the house to a creek out back. In response to the arroyo, Lind created an ipe wood bridge with a steel cable railing that leads to the front door. The nearby cantilevered shade trellises over the windows keep the harsh western sun at bay.

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carlcliftn added this to cc2013
August 14, 2014
Window shades
anningfarm added this to Patio Ideas
August 13, 2014
great stone work
JaCinda Sumara added this to Outside
July 18, 2014
shade for front porch/balcony
cheersy added this to exterior
June 23, 2014
super simple and cool looking trellis with two supporting steel pipes
dinlowx added this to exterior
May 10, 2014
Bridge and river
smusshel added this to dry river bed ideas
April 22, 2014
Moat instead of dry river bed?
kayakboy added this to New House Windows And Exteriors
April 20, 2014
railing
Jorge Rivadeneira added this to rustic
April 18, 2014
Wood flooring, remodelling
Paul added this to Drainage
April 7, 2014
Build a channel like this in back
geniepriv added this to geniepriv's Ideas
April 6, 2014
Drainage
lexilex added this to exterior
March 26, 2014
Moat and ramp
wadelwl added this to Patio Ideas
March 15, 2014
like rail system
sheephunter added this to sheephunter's ideas
March 8, 2014
front entey
monona11 added this to Exteriores
February 22, 2014
La piedra
harveyjack added this to harveyjack's Ideas
February 1, 2014
Shade
atlantichouse added this to atlantichouse's Ideas
January 9, 2014
railing
Johnston Design Group added this to Lake Keowee Residence
December 18, 2013
We're considering including a detail such as the shade here over the doors at the garage, however this has wall mounted brackets that may discourage us from using it ~ JDGarch
evfreund added this to evfreund's Ideas
December 17, 2013
Awning
helpmehouse added this to Fresh Start
December 13, 2013
Great drain
Conrad Verser added this to Landscaping
November 22, 2013
moat
garygraham added this to garygraham's ideas
November 20, 2013
Can't stand this ... too many different materials being used. Not calm
Susan Leftwich added this to susan_leftwich's Ideas
November 4, 2013
Drainage
Wendy Graziani added this to wendy_graziani's ideas
November 3, 2013
drainage idea
elisabethjones added this to elisabethjones's ideas
October 25, 2013
dry creek bed close to house
sandi2211 added this to dry creek
October 17, 2013
bridge to patio
sjohnson2879 added this to Exterior Ideas
September 22, 2013
River bed with stone
lwhikeha added this to lwhikeha's ideas
September 20, 2013
like the stones for border
Dave Conrad added this to exterior
September 14, 2013
cable railing
wksalter added this to exterior
September 8, 2013
Garage and study trellis
georgelmcgowen added this to georgelmcgowen's Ideas
September 4, 2013
We saw this house & liked the landscaping
Skilled Hands Remodeling added this to Landscaping Ideas
August 31, 2013
stone border and wall
edoylejr added this to Living Room Ideas
August 25, 2013
extended overhang and water feature
dunville added this to dunville's ideas
August 24, 2013
awnings
vscoulter added this to outside
August 23, 2013
over south lower windows
Good Indian Girls Do Design! added this to Clayton House
August 18, 2013
Depth
fathemeh added this to fathemeh's ideas
August 7, 2013
bridge
nathanlux added this to MIDLAND
July 24, 2013
Moat/ditch
zotsho added this to zotsho's ideas
July 24, 2013
Dry river
rsulzer1 added this to Final Lakehouse
July 19, 2013
Inside awning design
thejimmer added this to Breezeway
June 5, 2013
Stream
Walden Homes added this to The Best Ways to Keep Water Under Control
May 29, 2013
This is what a modern day medieval moat looks like- except this time it is not used as a military defence. It is effective in retaining excess water and redirecting it away from the home's footings to an appropriate area.
artthebuilder0248 added this to artthebuilder0248's ideas
May 26, 2013
Ditch lined with stone
essgee added this to Other
May 23, 2013
awnings
Jennifer Rogers added this to jennifer_rogers2318's Ideas
May 22, 2013
LOVE the differnt materials used and colors
1crad added this to 1crad's ideas
May 21, 2013
Flat side rocks
jrognon added this to jrognon's ideas
May 8, 2013
Covers
smwood added this to NEW
May 1, 2013
railing
austinaggie79 added this to austinaggie79's Ideas
April 27, 2013
Stone edge
bevrp added this to Unusual ideas house
April 24, 2013
around the texas house a different in landscaping
beemy added this to Exterior Ideas
April 23, 2013
window porch covers
redpeeler added this to Landscape Ideas
April 14, 2013
window shades
bgazley added this to bgazley's Ideas
April 13, 2013
Deer proofing without a fence??
cydszymanski added this to Landscaping
April 9, 2013
This is too heavy, but could we use a rill or moat for drainage purposes?
cbrisco added this to cbrisco's ideas
April 9, 2013
More structured dry creek bed
srh2668 added this to srh2668's Ideas
April 7, 2013
Exterior stone and siding
Andie McKevitt added this to andie_mckevitt's ideas
April 7, 2013
'trough' arroyo?
roadglide95 added this to roadglide95's Ideas
April 6, 2013
Cool stream idea
lindarawls added this to lindarawls's ideas
April 1, 2013
Dry creek bed
ckbetts added this to New home
April 1, 2013
Metal stone
Stacey Price added this to stacey_price's ideas
March 30, 2013
Idea for back yard
mhartman01 added this to Wood beam
March 30, 2013
Drain way
jibbon added this to jibbon's Ideas
March 26, 2013
awning
Suncastle Designs Ltd added this to SUNCASTLE
March 26, 2013
EXTERIOR WINDOW SHADE
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March 26, 2013
Front porch
lbourne955 added this to House style/look
March 25, 2013
Window shades
pamrye added this to pamrye's ideas
March 24, 2013
"That'll work real good"~ Seth Rye
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March 20, 2013
windows
berryrowell added this to berryrowell's Ideas
March 20, 2013
Nice
bubblyjock added this to Verandah and garden
March 20, 2013
Brilliant.
Robert Lavoie added this to Drainage
March 17, 2013
nice drainage ditch idea
twhitworth00 added this to twhitworth00's ideas
March 17, 2013
I like the river created around the house
cueindy added this to cueindy's ideas
March 17, 2013
arroyo around the house
sunchi added this to sunchi's ideas
March 17, 2013
arroyo channel for zz. garden
ghspencer added this to ghspencer's Ideas
March 17, 2013
Interesting facade and window shades
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March 17, 2013
Awnings
marleneq added this to marleneq's ideas
March 17, 2013
ipe wood bridge with steel cable rails
joyparker64 added this to joyparker64's ideas
March 17, 2013
Arroyo- deep trench which channels water to creek which helps control flooding
kimberlyasmith added this to Patio
March 15, 2013
For my back yard?
doobaby added this to exterior
March 14, 2013
exterior
theduggo added this to theduggo's ideas
March 7, 2013
badass! not sure we could do anything with this though
Christopher Padgett added this to Residential Exterior
March 5, 2013
The arroyo with river pebbles that channels water from front of house to a creek out back. Help control flooding.
anthonynashely10128 added this to anthonynashely10128's ideas
March 4, 2013
The dike-apperance landscape really gives the feel of an old "CASTLE" theme, whichmentally brings out the security and safety of this home.
sbrenman added this to sbrenman's ideas
March 2, 2013
rai
egatt82 added this to egatt82's ideas
March 2, 2013
trench around house
traceee22 added this to traceee22's ideas
March 1, 2013
mix of materials
lyael added this to Exteriors
February 27, 2013
drainage; shade
lfrock added this to lfrock's ideas
February 27, 2013
drainage idea??
Kreate Inc. added this to katq's ideas
February 27, 2013
A Mote!!! ...Beware of dragon...
gscofield added this to gscofield's ideas
February 26, 2013
dig a mote to stop flooding!
Catherine Jayco added this to Details
February 26, 2013
Details
lifeinmyzoo added this to lifeinmyzoo's Ideas
February 25, 2013
Water run off
woodchucker added this to woodchucker's ideas
February 24, 2013
Roof
sg_01 added this to sg_01's ideas
February 24, 2013
Outstanding idea and for keeping out the water...beautiful landscaping
anncat added this to anncat's ideas
February 24, 2013
detail on timber of front entry.
coranch added this to coranch's ideas
February 24, 2013
To provide drainage and channel water away from house.
Jonah Balao added this to jonah_balao's ideas
February 23, 2013
e
esloan added this to Frost Road Ideas
February 23, 2013
Grand entrance
Holly Gort added this to holly_gort's ideas
February 23, 2013
love it
djk3211 added this to djk3211's ideas
February 23, 2013
landscaping idea?
kveljkovic added this to kveljkovic
February 23, 2013
ipe wood
440films added this to Backyard
February 23, 2013
cantilevered shade trellises connected from above.
bradropp added this to landscape
February 23, 2013
like the sunken moat or different elveations for the backyard
thistlefoot added this to thistlefoot's ideas
February 23, 2013
Mesquite flooring, concrete bar, window awnings, staircase
ceilidh63 added this to ceilidh63's ideas
February 22, 2013
Flood proofing
kittyh added this to Outdoor spaces
February 22, 2013
Like the arroyo I have the same issue with my hous
snow90210 added this to snow90210's ideas
February 22, 2013
SWEET AND VERY ROOMY
leslie added this to Outdoor
February 22, 2013
Arroyo for drainage
frankpbean added this to Exterior
February 22, 2013
Rock for Flower Bed Outline
loriradcliffe added this to Outside
February 22, 2013
Love the creek and bridge
timber61 added this to timber61's ideas
February 22, 2013
the overhangs/awnings
halcyon162 added this to halcyon162's Favorites
February 22, 2013
His solution was to add an arroyo, a deep, dry trench landscaped with river pebbles that channels water from the front of the house to a creek out back. In response to the arroyo, Lind created an ipe wood bridge with a steel cable railing that leads to the front door. The nearby cantilevered shade trellises over the windows keep the harsh western sun at bay.
ashleigh_rye added this to ashleigh_rye's Ideas
February 22, 2013
Love the low area ... Water rocks ?
alisonkirwin added this to alisonkirwin's ideas
February 21, 2013
moat and bridge
boppen1 added this to boppen1's ideas
February 21, 2013
like posts and beam
dple added this to dple's ideas
February 21, 2013
frontdoor landscape
lritch added this to lritch's ideas
February 21, 2013
shades over windows
dpgs added this to dpgs patio/garden
February 21, 2013
stepped garden - could work outside kitchen door
Karen Grundy added this to House Exteriors
February 21, 2013
trench for flood control
Mark_Somer Anderson_Sheridan added this to marksomer's ideas
February 21, 2013
retaining wall
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February 21, 2013
Landscaping
donavilma added this to donavilma's ideas
February 21, 2013
espelho dagua
jtomaz added this to jtomaz's ideas
February 21, 2013
Style is great. Covered windows also practical and interesting.
kim0123 added this to kim0123's ideas
February 21, 2013
all
Farm Smart Consultants added this to sadie_simons’s ideas
February 21, 2013
exterior
maigadalla added this to maigadalla's ideas
February 21, 2013
stons
lotherapist added this to Kitchen
February 21, 2013
Cantilevered trellis
ruthkirer added this to ruthkirer's ideas
February 20, 2013
bridge and shed over windows..
Рома Алиев added this to I like it
February 20, 2013
Красивый фасад и арык
Trent Balzer added this to trent_balzer's ideas
February 20, 2013
Exterior window shades.
bll0ng added this to 8901YL Exterior
February 20, 2013
Good idea for water coming off of hill...
dallascains added this to dallascains's ideas
February 20, 2013
mix of contemp and old and water issues
coppertops added this to house exterior
February 20, 2013
awnings and path to front door
marybourquin added this to marybourquin's ideas
February 20, 2013
His solution was to add an arroyo, a deep, dry trench landscaped with river pebbles that channels water from the front of the house to a creek out back. In response to the arroyo, Lind created an ipe wood bridge with a steel cable railing that leads to the front door. The nearby cantilevered shade trellises over the windows keep the harsh western sun at bay.
Candace Nguyen added this to candace_nguyen's ideas
February 20, 2013
Arroyo
bunks added this to bunks's ideas
February 20, 2013
Brilliant idea for a house that sits low or at bottom of a hill. Like the bridge.
kvanevan added this to exterior
February 20, 2013
porch roof
kimberlyhass44 added this to kimberlyhass44's ideas
February 20, 2013
channeling water away from the house with this idea is great
cressy2012 added this to cressy2012's ideas
February 20, 2013
Stone landscapes
lfw29909 added this to lfw29909's ideas
February 20, 2013
For Jason's back, side yard under master windows
Mary Lines added this to landscape and lawn
February 20, 2013
added an "arroyo" into landscape to channel water away from home.
jaysthomas added this to nice
February 20, 2013
overhangs
Terry Lynch added this to lynchrt's ideas
February 20, 2013
Unique water trenching idea: His solution was to add an arroyo, a deep, dry trench landscaped with river pebbles that channels water from the front of the house to a creek out back.
makooch added this to makooch's ideas
February 20, 2013
Flood control
pkemac added this to New House
February 20, 2013
drainage
step3studio added this to elpastora’s ideas
February 20, 2013
arroyo moat
tati2828 added this to tati2828's ideas
February 20, 2013
ventanas
kagilbert added this to exterior
February 20, 2013
Drainage issue solution
mitchellwayne added this to mitchellwayne's ideas
February 20, 2013
shades over windows
kskousen added this to landscaping - showers, paths, steps, gates, run-off, incline
February 20, 2013
run off stream
Tera Stone added this to Yard solutions
February 20, 2013
water run off
t2kern added this to t2kern's ideas
February 20, 2013
an arroyo to water away from the front of the house
Tracy Schuelke added this to tracyschuelke's ideas
February 20, 2013
bridge and moat :)
tinyace15 added this to tinyace15's ideas
February 20, 2013
Sexy
patricia12g added this to patricia12g's ideas
February 20, 2013
arroyo, to help re-direct water
Teresa Phillips added this to teresa_phillips563's ideas
February 20, 2013
dry creek bed
Elaine Babiy added this to landscape ideas
February 20, 2013
The exterior of the house is local stone. Because the structure sits low on the property and was susceptible to flooding, Lind had to come up with an innovative approach to keep water out.
acrensh added this to acrensh's ideas
February 20, 2013
awnings
Elaine Babiy added this to exterior
February 20, 2013
His solution was to add an arroyo, a deep, dry trench landscaped with river pebbles that channels water from the front of the house to a creek out back. In response to the arroyo, Lind created an ipe wood bridge with a steel cable railing that leads to the front door. The nearby cantilevered shade trellises over the windows keep the harsh western sun at bay.
mydogseamus added this to mydogseamus's Favorites
February 20, 2013
Drainage
nanandolo added this to nanandolo's ideas
February 20, 2013
way to create drainage for ranch house
slydesigns added this to Parade Ideas
February 20, 2013
Great exterior - love awnings over windows
moosetracks added this to moosetracks's ideas
February 20, 2013
trench
Leslie Power added this to leslie_power's Ideas
February 20, 2013
arroyo
slfalcone added this to slfalcone's ideas
February 20, 2013
window trellis
federicoc84 added this to federicoc84's Ideas
February 20, 2013
tettoie finestre
suzannepayette added this to suzannepayette's ideas
February 20, 2013
Aroyo to channel water away to sides
designinspiration added this to Exteriors
February 20, 2013
The exterior of the house is local stone. Because the structure sits low on the property and was susceptible to flooding, Lind had to come up with an innovative approach to keep water out. His solution was to add an arroyo, a deep, dry trench landscaped with river pebbles that channels water from the front of the house to a creek out back. In response to the arroyo, Lind created an ipe wood bridge with a steel cable railing that leads to the front door. The nearby cantilevered shade trellises over the windows keep the harsh western sun at bay.
dannyboy2 added this to windows/shade style
February 20, 2013
trellises over windows--can be raised/lowered? no shutters
doryces added this to doryces's Ideas
February 20, 2013
Window awnings
vlerette added this to outside
February 20, 2013
bridge, railing, stone gulley capped with larger stones
salakiroad added this to salakiroad's ideas
February 20, 2013
interested in knowing more abt the hardware used for the shade trellis supports
arqsofia added this to arqsofia's ideas
February 20, 2013
Pergolado
Lightmotifs added this to judith_taylor's ideas
February 20, 2013
Shade over windows, bridge, arroyo
mspaydar added this to mspaydar's ideas
February 20, 2013
cantilevered shade trellis
susanbarry39 added this to Tennessee House
February 20, 2013
to keep the property from flooding: His solution was to add an arroyo, a deep, dry trench landscaped with river pebbles that channels water from the front of the house to a creek out back. In response to the arroyo, Lind created an ipe wood bridge with a steel cable railing that leads to the front door. The nearby cantilevered shade trellises over the windows keep the harsh western sun at bay.
Connie Oysterman_Webbe added this to yellowbaby2004's ideas
February 20, 2013
window shade and bridge
persimmon369 added this to persimmon369's ideas
February 20, 2013
House Front
bubblyjock added this to Kitchens
February 20, 2013
Might be a charming way to re-route the spring run-off around the kitchen!
resimius48 added this to resimius48's ideas
February 20, 2013
arroyo to divert water away from structure
crash added this to landscape
February 20, 2013
i like the variations of stone, siding and stucco
nasjatt added this to nasjatt's ideas
February 20, 2013
Nice dry creek under the bridge!
videominx added this to videominx's ideas
February 20, 2013
dry creekbed
marylee23 added this to laverne
February 20, 2013
I like the arrangement over the downstairs windows, could this be made to raise and lower?
April Merritt added this to exterior
February 20, 2013
stones
nsm1 added this to nsm1's ideas
February 20, 2013
OMG, Love the arroyo!
sharonbpeterson added this to sloped site
February 20, 2013
drainage
zdeno68 added this to zdeno68's ideas
February 20, 2013
riesenie mostiku a potoka
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February 20, 2013
wood awning
anns2 added this to Exteriors
February 20, 2013
Arroyo for drainage Bridge (not this one, but the concept) Cantilevered shades
Megpie Diseno added this to our house
February 20, 2013
love the mout idea
angiegoldsmith added this to angiegoldsmith's ideas
February 20, 2013
exterior
lisaam added this to front yard
February 20, 2013
driveway flooding solution
rmckay added this to embellishment
February 20, 2013
Arroyo Deep y trench
nannyanne added this to nannyanne's ideas
February 20, 2013
We might need this for drainage in the backyard.
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