Landscape Architect & Specifier News

NOV 2017

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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The garage at the rear of the house was turned 180 degrees to open up the opportunity to create an intimate garden courtyard focused on a long, elegant reflecting pool anchored by a pebble mosaic lined fountain water feature. A new covered latticed pavilion provides space for outdoor dining, and relaxing on cool evenings in front of a fireplace. These features were centered on the location for a future pool in phase two. Much discussion evolved around the selection of an appropriate stone surface around the new pool. The owner desired a gray-based color scheme in a material that would not retain heat in the sultry days of a middle Tennessee summer. A Waukasau limestone from Wisconsin was finally selected, which offered a solution to almost all the owners' initial criteria for the material. During the second phase of the implementation of the landscape master plan, the opportunity arose to purchase two contiguous properties adjacent Above: Oklahoma whitebud trees and ferns border the brick entry approach to the rear garden. November 2017 29

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