krajcer residence

krajcer residence

OES | Front yard steel retaining wall, turf grass, and planting beds

krajcer residence

krajcer residence

OES | Front yard with lighting, steel retaining wall, limestone pavers, and native plants in Texas basalt

krajcer residence

krajcer residence

OES | Raised planter with palo verde tree and bunch grasses

krajcer residence

krajcer residence

OES | Landscape lighting on palo verde ornamental tree

krajcer residence

krajcer residence

OES | Pergola with native plants in Texas basalt, and steel edged grass

krajcer residence

krajcer residence

OES | Steel and cedar pergola, and native plants in Texas basalt

krajcer residence

krajcer residence

OES | Custom steel and cedar pergola, steel planting boxes with Texas basalt and native plants

krajcer residence

krajcer residence

OES | Native plants in steel edged Texas basalt

krajcer residence

krajcer residence

OES | Backyard with lighting, and steel and cedar custom pergola

krajcer residence

krajcer residence

OES | Custom steel and cedar pergola details, with native plants

krajcer residence

krajcer residence

OES | Steel planters and limestone step

krajcer residence

krajcer residence

OES | Steel edged grass with native plants in Texas basalt

krajcer residence

krajcer residence

OES | Limestone pavers on Texas basalt and custom made swing structure for hammock

krajcer residence

krajcer residence

OES | Boardform concrete walls with limestone pavers on Texas basalt with bamboo, and custom made swing structure

krajcer residence

krajcer residence

OES | Lighting of boardform concrete walls and limestone pavers

krajcer residence

krajcer residence

OES | Limestone pavers, and native plants in Texas basalt

krajcer residence

krajcer residence

OES | Lighting of limestone pavers and boardform concrete walls with native plants, and custom swing structure

krajcer residence

july - september 2016

concrete: Abel Rodriguez

photography: Reagen Taylor

press: Austin Home

This family had specific design needs and asked us turn this sloping, lawned blank canvas into social, kid-friendly series of spaces. The front yard had quite a bit of grade change, so we strategically leveled planters and lawn with steel retaining walls as well as framed those spaces with plants. The courtyard already had an existing ipe deck, so they needed a shade structure to make it more enjoyable and give a place for vines to grow. The whole family has places to spend time together and play here, and they are screened with a line of clumping bamboo along the fence.  The backyard is more for the parents to get away in a tranquil, lush space. We screened their cars from the master bedroom views with a tall steel planter with more bamboo, retained the earth from neighboring yards with board-form concrete walls to level the space for a leuder patio and hammock chairs, and specified very tall emerald bamboo to further screen from nearby second story windows.  

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krajcer residence

OES | Custom steel and cedar pergola, steel planting boxes with Texas basalt and native plants