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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Top, Right: The linear cedar beams behind the spa, as elsewhere, mitigate wind and sun, but also block the view of the barren hill. The spa deck is flagstone. Uplights accent the beams, New Zealand flax (Phormium tenax) and a red maple. Middle, Right: Another Ledgestone wall is the backdrop for the sunning deck, with the new cedar storage shed adjacent. The large existing lawn was replaced by additional hardscape. The new smaller lawn, a dwarf fescue ('Bolero' from Delta Bluegrass Co.) is meant for the family dog. The turf has a bluegrass-like texture and requires little water. Subsurface emitter irrigation was specified. The new design has decreased yard watering by 37%. Bottom, Right: A 15' x 12' ipe deck extends out from the upstairs master bedroom. It provides seating and views of the hillside, and shades the lower level cooking area. The deck is weather tight and sealed to prevent any moisture dripping down to the outdoor dinning area. The lamellae boards were continued underneath this area for aesthetic continuity. The boards extend past the deck and shade the home's south facing windows protecting fabrics and cooling the interior rooms. November 2017 39

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