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OES | front yard with bunch grass in Texas basalt gravel mulch to contrast with turf grass play area

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OES | front yard with landscape lighting

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OES | front entry

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OES | back yard turf grass for pool access and play with Texas basalt planting beds to give texture and volume to the space

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OES | Planting Plan

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OES | Steel Plan

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OES | Lighting Plan

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OES | 3D Conceptual Rendering: front yard

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OES | 3D Conceptual Rendering: back yard

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july 2016

architect: Matt Fajkus

general contractor: Brodie Builders
interior designer: Joel Mozersky 

photographer: Charles Davis Smith

The landscape architecture on this spec house included steel-edged gravel planting beds, un-programmed turf areas in the front and around the pool, drought-tolerant vegetation, and landscape lighting. The design played off the gorgeous architecture with visual connectivity through the center of the house, where a grid of gulf muhly bunch grasses passes from front to backyard. The Texas basalt surface treatment gives a tonal contrast to the concrete steps and board-formed retaining walls. Strategic massing gives the property privacy while screening unwanted views, with consideration for seasonal interest throughout the year.   

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