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Front Yard Water Fountain Landscape Ideas

Orinda Residence 4Orinda Residence 4
Thuilot AssociatesThuilot Associates
Inspiration for a modern front yard water fountain landscape in San Francisco.
Concrete water trough fountain.Concrete water trough fountain.
Dan Nelson, Designs Northwest ArchitectsDan Nelson, Designs Northwest Architects
Design ideas for a farmhouse front yard water fountain landscape in Seattle.
Entry courtyardEntry courtyard
Lankford Associates Landscape ArchitectsLankford Associates Landscape Architects
A old watering trough from the site was used as a water feature within the courtyard. Low maintenance plantings and traditional gravel pathways with paver edging flank the stone entry and are surrounded by low lath screen fences to formalize the space. This farmstead is located in the Northwest corner of Washington State. Photo by Ian Gleadle
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karrinyup courtyardskarrinyup courtyards
Cultivart Landscape DesignCultivart Landscape Design
Peta North
Inspiration for a small contemporary front yard water fountain landscape in Perth with decking.
HumeHume
Wheat's LandscapeWheat's Landscape
Design ideas for a french country front yard water fountain landscape in DC Metro.
Chester County FarmhouseChester County Farmhouse
Wallace Landscape AssociatesWallace Landscape Associates
'Red Meidiland' roses brighten this garden courtyard.
Design ideas for a mid-sized traditional partial sun front yard gravel landscaping in Philadelphia.
Project FourProject Four
Pearson Landscape ServicesPearson Landscape Services
Large disappearing fountain with sand stone surround
This is an example of a large traditional shade front yard stone landscaping in Austin for spring.
Contemporary Landscaping ProjectContemporary Landscaping Project
Exterior Worlds Landscaping & DesignExterior Worlds Landscaping & Design
A Memorial-area art collector residing in a chic modern home wanted his house to be more visible from the street. His yard was full of trees, and he asked us to consider removing them and developing a more modern landscape design that would fully complement the exterior of his home. He was a personal friend of ours as well, and he understood that our policy is to preserve as many trees as possible whenever we undertake a project. However, we decided to make an exception in his case for two reasons. For one thing, he was a very close friend to many people in our company. Secondly, large trees simply would not work with a landscape reflective of the modern architecture that his house featured. The house had been built as story structure that was formed around a blend of unique curves and angles very reminiscent of the geometric patterns common in modern sculpture and art. The windows had been built deliberately large, so that visitors driving up to the house could have a lighted glimpse into the interior, where many sculptures and works of modern art were showcased. The entire residence, in fact, was meant to showcase the eclectic diversity of his artistic tastes, and provide a glimpse at the elegant contents within the home. He asked us to create more modern look to the landscape that would complement the residence with patterns in vegetation, ornamentation, and a new lighted water fountain that would act like a mirror-image of the home. He also wanted us to sculpt the features we created in such a way as to center the eye of the viewer and draw it up and over the landscape to focus on the house itself. The challenge was to develop a truly sophisticated modern landscaping design that would compliment, but in no way overpower the façade of the home. In order to do this, we had to focus very carefully on the geometric appearance of the planting areas first. Since the vegetation would be surrounding a very large, circular stone drive, we took advantage of the contours and created a sense of flowing perspective. We were then very careful to plant vegetation that could be maintained at a very low growth height. This was to prevent vegetation from behaving like the previous trees which had blocked the view of the house. Small hedges, ferns, and flowers were planted in winding rows that followed the course of the circular stone driveway that surrounded the fountain. We then centered this new modern landscape plan with a very sophisticated contemporary fountain. We chose a circular shape for the fountain both to center the eye and to work as a compliment to the curved elements in the home’s exterior design. We selected black granite as the building material, partly because granite speaks to the monumental, and partly because it is a very common material for modern architecture and outdoor contemporary sculpture. We placed the fountain in the very center of the driveway as well, which had the effect of making the entire landscape appear to converge toward the middle of the home’s façade. To add a sense of eclectic refinement to the fountain, we then polished the granite so that anyone driving or walking up to the fountain would see a reflection of the home in the base. To maintain consistency of the circular shape, we radius cut all of the coping around the fountain was all radius cut from polished limestone. The lighter color of the limestone created an archetypal contrast of light and darkness, further contributing to the modern theme of the landscape design, and providing a surface for illumination so the fountain would remain an established keynote on the landscape during the night.
karrinyup courtyardskarrinyup courtyards
Cultivart Landscape DesignCultivart Landscape Design
Peta North
Inspiration for a small contemporary front yard water fountain landscape in Perth with decking.
ENTRYlevelHOMEENTRYlevelHOME
tuthill architecturetuthill architecture
Design ideas for a mediterranean shade front yard water fountain landscape in Miami.
Contemporary LandscapeContemporary Landscape
Design ideas for a mid-sized contemporary shade front yard water fountain landscape in Chicago.
Rodeo Estate Tuscan LandscapeRodeo Estate Tuscan Landscape
Studio H Landscape ArchitectureStudio H Landscape Architecture
Inspiration for a large mediterranean full sun front yard stone water fountain landscape in Los Angeles.
Gravel Courtyad - Water fall - Slab stone steps - privacy screensGravel Courtyad - Water fall - Slab stone steps - privacy screens
Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior DesignParadise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design
Gravel Courtyard - Water fall - Slab stone steps - privacy screens - boulder settings - step-over walkway - Front entry
Design ideas for a traditional front yard water fountain landscape in Portland.
Irving ResidentsIrving Residents
Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape ArchitectureJeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture
Photo of an eclectic front yard water fountain landscape in San Luis Obispo.
Rustic RetreatRustic Retreat
The Landmark GroupThe Landmark Group
Inspiration for a rustic front yard water fountain landscape in Toronto.
Entry BridgeEntry Bridge
Saint Dizier DesignSaint Dizier Design
To enter, guests cross over the water which separates the Guest House from the Main House. Architecture: Hugh Huddleson Photo: Mary E. Nichols
Inspiration for a tropical front yard water fountain landscape in Hawaii with decking.
Gravel Courtyad - Water fall - Slab stone steps - privacy screensGravel Courtyad - Water fall - Slab stone steps - privacy screens
Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior DesignParadise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design
Gravel Courtyard - Water fall - Slab stone steps - privacy screens - boulder settings - step-over walkway - Front entry
This is an example of a traditional front yard water fountain landscape in Portland.
Rodeo Estate Tuscan LandscapeRodeo Estate Tuscan Landscape
Studio H Landscape ArchitectureStudio H Landscape Architecture
Design ideas for a large mediterranean full sun front yard water fountain landscape in Los Angeles.
Curva HouseCurva House
LSA ArchitectsLSA Architects
John Wheatley - UA Creative
Design ideas for a mid-sized traditional front yard water fountain landscape in Melbourne.

Front Yard Water Fountain Landscape Ideas

Sinbad Creek ResidenceSinbad Creek Residence
Swatt | Miers ArchitectsSwatt | Miers Architects
Russell Abraham
Photo of a mid-sized modern full sun front yard concrete paver water fountain landscape in San Francisco for spring.
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