buck residence

buck residence

OES | Custom polygal and steel framed entry gate, with galvanized steel fencing. Steel edged crushed limestone, and concrete step

buck residence

buck residence

OES | Street view of custom concrete fences and drought tolerant plants in crushed limestone xeriscape

buck residence

buck residence

OES | Street view of side yard with crushed limestone and drought tolerant plants, and custom concrete walls

buck residence

buck residence

OES | Carport posts reworked to have more delicate profile; concrete walls meet the perforated steel fence panels to create layering and contrast.

buck residence

buck residence

OES | Lighting at side path to mailbox with drought tolerant plants in crushed limestone

buck residence

buck residence

OES | Courtyard walls made of steel frame and polygal panels, concrete walls, and red custom steel doors

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buck residence

OES | Polygal panel and gate detail

buck residence

buck residence

OES | Clients walking in courtyard with concrete pathway, drought tolerant native plants in crushed limestone

buck residence

buck residence

OES | Courtyard lighting with custom steel framed polygal fencing and native drought tolerant plants in crushed limestone

buck residence

buck residence

OES | Front yard has steel edged turf grass, crushed limestone, and drought-tolerant plants

buck residence

buck residence

OES | Driveway reworked with concrete pavers; custom entry gate and rolling drive gate made from steel tube and perforated steel panels

buck residence

buck residence

OES | Lighting at front walk gate with concrete walls, sod, and crushed limestone

buck residence

buck residence

OES | Backyard concrete pavers contrasted by Texas basalt gravel; low concrete walls serve to define planting beds along custom galvanized steel fence panels

buck residence

buck residence

OES | Hot tub in small deck overlooking backyard connecting to concrete paver patio; low concrete walls serve to define planting beds along custom galvanized steel fence panels

buck residence

buck residence

OES | Gardening area has steel raised planters (plant selection and placement by owners), built in shelves, and tool hooks on galvanized steel fence

buck residence

buck residence

OES | Steel tool hook detail on galvanized steel fencing

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buck residence

OES | Integrated garden shelves detail: made from steel tube and cedar decking, welded to the galvanized fence panels

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buck residence

OES | Before and after

buck residence

buck residence

OES | Before and after

buck residence

buck residence

OES | Before and after

buck residence

buck residence

OES | Before and after

buck residence

buck residence

OES | Before and after

buck residence

buck residence

OES | Before and after

buck residence

buck residence

OES | Master plan

buck residence

buck residence

OES | Lighting plan

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buck residence

OES | Plant Palette

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april - october 2016

concrete: Abel Rodriguez

photography: Reagen Taylor

press: Austin Home

This couple's home was remodeled before they purchased it and the front door was moved to face the busiest street, which serves as an on-ramp to Mopac. Entry circulation needed to be clarified and privacy was obviously a huge concern. They loved modern landscapes from Palm Springs, so our design proposal included minimal but structured plantings, concrete and steel walls, an entry courtyard with polygal panels, and clean lines to define spaces. While the entire property is now fenced off, the front yard is still accessible and visually open to the neighborhood. The backyard patio serves as a dining space, which connects to the hot tub deck and gardening area with raised steel planters.

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OES | Lighting at side path to mailbox with drought tolerant plants in crushed limestone