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French Country Modern
French Country Modern
Exterior Worlds Landscaping & DesignExterior Worlds Landscaping & Design
A couple by the name of Claire and Dan Boyles commissioned Exterior Worlds to develop their back yard along the lines of a French Country garden design. They had recently designed and built a French Colonial style house. Claire had been very involved in the architectural design, and she communicated extensively her expectations for the landscape. The aesthetic we ultimately created for them was not a traditional French country garden per se, but instead was a variation on the symmetry, color, and sense of formality associated with this design. The most notable feature that we added to the estate was a custom swimming pool installed just to the rear of the home. It emphasized linearity, complimentary right angles, and it featured a luxury spa and pool fountain. We built the coping around the pool out of limestone, and we used concrete pavers to build the custom pool patio. We then added French pottery in various locations around the patio to balance the stonework against the look and structure of the home. We added a formal garden parallel to the pool to reflect its linear movement. Like most French country gardens, this design is bordered by sheered bushes and emphasizes straight lines, angles, and symmetry. One very interesting thing about this garden is that it is consist entirely of various shades of green, which lends itself well to the sense of a French estate. The garden is bordered by a taupe colored cedar fence that compliments the color of the stonework. Just around the corner from the back entrance to the house, there lies a double-door entrance to the master bedroom. This was an ideal place to build a small patio for the Boyles to use as a private seating area in the early mornings and evenings. We deviated slightly from strict linearity and symmetry by adding pavers that ran out like steps from the patio into the grass. We then planted boxwood hedges around the patio, which are common in French country garden design and combine an Old World sensibility with a morning garden setting. We then completed this portion of the project by adding rosemary and mondo grass as ground cover to the space between the patio, the corner of the house, and the back wall that frames the yard. This design is derivative of those found in morning gardens, and it provides the Boyles with a place where they can step directly from their bedroom into a private outdoor space and enjoy the early mornings and evenings. We further develop the sense of a morning garden seating area; we deviated slightly from the strict linear forms of the rest of the landscape by adding pavers that ran like steps from the patio and out into the grass. We also planted rosemary and mondo grass as ground cover to the space between the patio, the corner of the house, and the back wall that borders this portion of the yard. We then landscaped the front of the home with a continuing symmetry reminiscent of French country garden design. We wanted to establish a sense of grand entrance to the home, so we built a stone walkway that ran all the way from the sidewalk and then fanned out parallel to the covered porch that centers on the front door and large front windows of the house. To further develop the sense of a French country estate, we planted a small parterre garden that can be seen and enjoyed from the left side of the porch. On the other side of house, we built the Boyles a circular motorcourt around a large oak tree surrounded by lush San Augustine grass. We had to employ special tree preservation techniques to build above the root zone of the tree. The motorcourt was then treated with a concrete-acid finish that compliments the brick in the home. For the parking area, we used limestone gravel chips. French country garden design is traditionally viewed as a very formal style intended to fill a significant portion of a yard or landscape. The genius of the Boyles project lay not in strict adherence to tradition, but rather in adapting its basic principles to the architecture of the home and the geometry of the surrounding landscape. For more the 20 years Exterior Worlds has specialized in servicing many of Houston's fine neighborhoods.
Wood bridge over stream.
Wood bridge over stream.
Legacy Landscape Design, LLCLegacy Landscape Design, LLC
This was a neat job in it's scope. There was a nice Victorian style home sitting on lots of land but no landscape or usable space to speak of. We created separate spaces, including a vanishing edge natural feeling pool and built in spa. A cascading water feature linking an outdoor fireplace and built in grill. We also did a low maintenance driveway using an exposed aggregate, gray stained concrete with grass strip. The client supplied a greenhouse which we created a stone based and outdoor garden area for. It was all very natural and flowing. This garden was featured on HGTV's Ground Breaker Series. Mark Schisler, Legacy Landscapes, Inc.
Flowing stone walls in front yard woodland provide curb appeal
Flowing stone walls in front yard woodland provide curb appeal
Home & Garden Design, Atlanta - Danna Cain, ASLAHome & Garden Design, Atlanta - Danna Cain, ASLA
This house could not be seen from the street, so the owners wanted something that would catch the eye and be welcoming. We created a second entrance of sorts with the focal point stairs that lead the eye into the woodland and provide a glimpse of the home. The river stone wall hints at the mountain cabin home that will soon be seen. These meandering walls weave thru the landscape and add much interest to this previously linear and boring view. Large drifts of low maintenance ground covers and perennials were used for seasonal color. A few colorful annuals are scattered around in a purposeful manner to look like natural drifts of wildflowers. Photographer: Danna Cain, Home & Garden Design, Inc.
A structured front yard landscape design
A structured front yard landscape design
UserUser
A front yard planting design at a NY residence. This ia a late summer view of a front courtyard landscaping project. I went with a color scheme of blues, whites and lavender. This particular plant grouping blooms for about 5 months. I found an antiqued urn and set it in the garden bed as a focal point. The brick lawn edging and benches add some formality to the space. The background is planted with is planted with Rhododendron, Hydrangea and Holly. Landscape architecture and installation services in the NY and NJ areas. 845-590-7306
West Bluff
West Bluff
WaterMark Coastal Homes, LLCWaterMark Coastal Homes, LLC
WaterMark Coastal Homes Beaufort County Premiere Home Builder Location: 8 Market #2 Beaufort, SC 29906
Rancho Santa Fe, Pool, Bluestone, Estate Driveway, Pool house
Rancho Santa Fe, Pool, Bluestone, Estate Driveway, Pool house
The Design Build CompanyThe Design Build Company
Estate landscaping with long driveway, and new Pool with new bluestone paving all designed and installed by Rob Hill, landscape architect-contractor . The outdoor pool pavilion designed by Friehauf architects. This is a 7 acre estate with equestrian area, stone walls terracing and cottage garden traditional landscaping
English Garden, California Style
English Garden, California Style
BE Landscape DesignBE Landscape Design
After a tear-down/remodel we were left with a west facing sloped front yard without much privacy from the street, a blank palette as it were. Re purposed concrete was used to create an entrance way and a seating area. Colorful drought tolerant trees and plants were used strategically to screen out unwanted views, and to frame the beauty of the new landscape. This yard is an example of low water, low maintenance without looking like grandmas cactus garden.
An Arlington Residence
An Arlington Residence
Scott Brinitzer Design AssociatesScott Brinitzer Design Associates
The garden that we created unifies the property by knitting together five different garden areas into an elegant landscape surrounding the house. Different garden rooms, each with their own character and “mood”, offer places to sit or wander through to enjoy the property. The result is that in a small space you have several different garden experiences all while understanding the context of the larger garden plan.
Elegance in Design
Elegance in Design
SURROUNDS Landscape Architecture + ConstructionSURROUNDS Landscape Architecture + Construction
Landscape Architect: Howard Cohen Photography by: Ron Blunt

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