Renovations and Transformations in the Landscape
The projects depicted below show the project site before pencil was put to paper and the clients desires were expressed.
During the design process we delved deeply into the clients objectives and delivered a solution(s) that met their wish list and budgetary constraints.
Example # 1 -
This young family recently purchased a track home within a nice but densely compact development.
Their desire was to have a resort like atmosphere in their own back yard.
The back yard space was long and narrow. It was also bisected in half by a five foot tall concrete block retaining wall.
The outcome :
A swimming pool, dining area, fireplace , cook center and hot tub.
Example # 2
This lot had a tremendous amount of potential despite its extreme pie shape and poor drainage.
We handled the drainage problem by re-contouring the grades and re-engineering a new drainage system .
A shot showing the project mid way :
Above grade we installed a dry stream bed, below grade is a complex system of drain pipes.
A view of the sunning patio with water feature
A detail shot of the water feature
Example # 3
This project is located in the Squaw Valley ski resort area in the Sierra Mountains .
The homeowners wanted a year round outdoor living room.
There are hydronic heat coils embedded in the patio flooring and the seating so that the snow does not have an opportunity to accumulate during the winter months.
An outdoor kitchen and dining area was sculpted into the hillside.
The crew is setting the stone stairway.
The large stone that is in the foreground was carved into a water feature.
The water feature - This was the maiden test run ... It worked ! - we installed some smooth river rocks in the lower basin after this photo was taken.
Almost done - The copper and bronze privacy screen has not been installed yet.
With the metal privacy screens installed.
The metal sculpture in the natural gas powerd fire ring. - Metal work done by Mountain Forge in Truckee CA.
That’s all for now.
I’ll post a few more project example a little later on.