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 large existing lawn was replaced by additional hardscape; a smaller lawn of 'Bolero' turf was specified as a dog area, along with shrubbery and a subsurface irrigation system to further conserve water. The new design resulted in a 37% decrease in landscape watering. The lamellae produced an additional opportunity for the designers. The designers proposed creating a new larger upstairs deck off the master bedroom in place of the small Juliette styled balcony. The new ipe deck shades the lower level cooking area, provides seating and viewing space for the upstairs bedroom. The deck has been constructed to be weather tight and sealed so that the below level area would not have water drips and staining. This new soffit area houses recessed exterior can lighting to light the bar and cooking area. The lamellae were continued Above: The 40' x 80' rear yard of this simple two-story stucco structure had two 14' wide side yards. A large lawn and unused wood play structure dominated the backyard. The owners requested areas for dining, socializing, relaxing, sunning, cooking, gardening, food production and space storage, plus a spa and a separate area for the couple's teenagers and friends to hang out. Strict HOA design requirements dictated constraints on type, size, height and placement of landscape elements. November 2017 37

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