The clients wanted some clean and modern additions to their home. Two arbors were built, one as a invitation over the main entry as well as a shelter for an outdoor kitchen. A pool was added to accentuate the views of the lake from the site along with a fire table to warm up the space.
A modern three-story townhome in the heart of Dallas ( Oak Lawn / Uptown/ Park Cities area) that had basically no landscape exterior character, is transformed to have multiple Outdoor Rooms – including a front entry with water feature and bench; and a 3rd floor terrace that greatly expands the living area year round. A once inhospitable space, the 3rd floor terrace was converted into a year round entertaining space, with views out over the neighborhood including a covered dining space, with a glass ceiling that has the ability to be shaded by the sun with Sunbrella fabric shade – and ceiling fans to cool the space in the heat of summer. Also added are a built-in Ipe Wood Lounge area around a Cocktail Table/ Firepit; a Restoration Hardware Zinc fountain ( a favorite of the owner) and a Wood Bar added to the existing stone counter to give more options for dining and cocktails at the outdoor grill area.
This brand new construction was in need of a landscape to soften and shape the wide, spacious lot. The back of the house is full of floor-to-ceiling windows, so the pool and spa serve as perfect focal points to lead the eye outside. Planters delegate various outdoor living spaces, adding texture and depth.
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.