The Angled Approach
Winning the APLD 2011 Merit Award - Residential Design, this landscape amazes. With no more than forty feet from the rear of the house to the property line and at least six feet of grade change in the same space, this project truly was a challenge. With requests for a built-in grill and spa, the challenges grew. The angled approach proved to be the only way to make enough space for a grill and eating area. Stone retaining walls were used to cut into the hillside, and retain the soil levels, and extend the usable space out from the house. Once the issues of the grade change and usable space were resolved, the easy part was next: making it look good. Stone walls topped with a limestone cap, an above ground spa, and stainless steel grill all helped create a very eye-pleasing, warm feeiling atmoshpere.