Gimlet Residence

Designed to provide a compelling entry sequence, and intimate, tranquil outdoor gathering space, and to minimize human impact by restoring a native ecosystem, this sustainable and elegant intersection of contemporary architecture and regenerative design for the Gimlet Residence exemplifies a thoughtful, skillful, environmental, and economical landscape architecture design solution.
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The new patio compositions harmonize with the house and natural environment to create comfortable spaces.
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Terraced raw steel fountains shape the interior space of the lower patio and retain the upper patio. Turbulent falling water contrasts with long still pools to express the essence of water as used in this contemporary design.
“corten water feature” — Patrick Bradley Construction + Design
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Harmonic sounds from interrupted flowing water masks highway noise and brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the experience of this environment.
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The angular geometry of the fountain pools reinforces the architecture of the house and creates a highlight for the outdoor living space.
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Unadorned concrete planters, a curved steel planter, and a recycled timber bench define this intimate garden space on the decomposed granite patio.
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The color, material palate, and geometry of the seating area highlight the surrounding natural beauty of the site and help connect it with the architecture of the site.
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Crisp, square edges and organized plantings add to the contemporary look and feel of the design. Inside this edge the elegant concrete patio is scored in gentle curves. Outside this edge the riparian vegetation is held in check.
“We have some planters around the church property. This type of space in the Children's garden by Wi” — Krystal Gardens Nursery
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Copper pipe, crushed sandstone, and water combine in a sparkling crescendo to fill the house and landscape with the soothing sound of falling water.
“low lying fountain. cleaver” — raprock1
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Drought tolerant Juniper, Blue Fescue, and Blue Oat Grass provide contrasting colors and winter interest while conserving water along the hot, south-facing wall of the house.
“Children's Garden. Same residence different view.” — Krystal Gardens Nursery
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Complex lines, sharp angles, strong materials, and harmonizing colors on the south side of the house in the back patio landscape compliment both the contemporary architecture and the natural environment.
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The rusted, spherical, steel sculpture set in this riparian woodland on the far side of the stream is a punctuation mark on the play of contemporary architecture and natural landscaping in this design.
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Steel planters, architectural plantings, and stone mulches added to the existing concrete walkway on the north side of the house shape the experience and mark the boundary between the driveway and the front entry.
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