Design ideas for a large contemporary front yard landscaping in Austin.

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Contemporary Landscape, Austin

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.
Design ideas for a large contemporary front yard landscaping in Austin. - Houzz

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Mitchell Parker added this to Houzz Tour: Wild for Wood in Central TexasFebruary 8, 2013

His solution was to add an arroyo, a deep, dry trench landscaped with river pebbles that channels water from the front...

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