This home had a complete renovation. To match the new house, the clients wanted a clean and fresh landscape as an accompaniment. A pool was added along with fountains to keep the sound of running water a constant feature. A lush variety of foliage greets all who approach the front door.
The original back yard lacked personality; plantings were sparse and plain while any hardscape was dull and unflattering. Now the patio has been cleaned up and a vegetable garden was added for the client’s pleasure. The rich green of the plants are complimented by the cool, gray concrete and de-saturated wood planters.
Before the renovation, the front yard sloped towards the street with no interesting curb appeal. Steel planters were terraced into the grade as well as a new flagstone path to easily carry traffic to the front door. A front sitting area also adds function to the otherwise unused space. Lush grasses and shrubs add fresh and airy coziness to the home.
O’Neil Ford’s Texas Modern at 3201 Wendover is on the National Register of Historic Places. With 10 acres lovingly restored from an overgrown tangle to a myriad of trails and meadows, it’s been described as “a meditative wonderland.” Photography courtesy of Jenifer McNeil Baker
The landscape compliments an elegant English cottage-style home with lush planting surrounding a manicured lawn. Water features, such as a fountain and a pool, appeals to the serenity of the space with a touch of sound and pop of blue color. While the pool is contemporary in style, it does not detract from the venerable classic scheme of the home.