This project was truly exciting for several reasons. The house was designed in a semi-circular grid/plan with floor to ceiling windows allowing to view a central outdoor space from all angles. The design focused on creating a seamless transition from the interior to the atrium-like courtyard outside by eliminating a 10″ drop in grade.
Building a semicircular Ipe deck at level with the house was first in order. In addition, a series of corten steel raised planters, Ipe and steel lounging benches to watch the owners two young children play were incorporated. We left a portion of the garden’s original grade untouched and created a sunken white Travertine stone patio with stone fountain and lush plantings. This part of the garden has its own entrance to my clients master bedroom.
Finally, an orchard and an extensive vegetable garden were placed in the outside garden that surrounds the house.