Landscape Architect & Specifier News

JUL 2014

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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54 Landscape Architect and Specifier News but we were worried it would be too harsh and have a negative aesthetic impact to the yard," said Cook. "We decided to break the space up by introducing yet another fire and water feature." A custom fire/water pot, in excess of five feet in diameter, towers above the backyard at the center point of the radius design. The large feature's combination of fire and water provides a backdrop for bands to set up and play for guests on the terrace. The main patio and entertainment terrace were surfaced with approximately 13,000 square feet of Pennsylvania bluestone. Alldredge Gardens of Midland, Texas, supplied the paving surface, as well as the Texas moss-covered sandstone and fieldstone that were used to construct the retaining walls of the pond beneath the pergola. Texastone Quarry in Garden City, Texas, supplied Hadrian limestone wall caps for the planters, spa and pool lounge chair shelf. The jungle green frosted glass tile that lines the lounge chair shelf was also used for accents around the pool perimeter and pergola supports; nearly 3,000 square feet of the tile, supplied by Glass Tile Oasis, was installed throughout the backyard. The stained rough cedar of the pergola stands over 3,500 square feet of the backyard, providing a visual end point for the terraced portion of the backyard and a setting for an additional pond with a waterfall, fountains, and a bronze sculpture of the homeowner's Top About 13,000 square feet of Pennsylvania bluestone was used to surface the main patio and entertainment terrace. A copper firepot (Bobe) decorates the center of the hot tub. Above, Left Adjustable bubble geysers (PEM Fountain) provide acoustics in a trough near the bedroom of the residence. A treated and painted brick rowlock course lines the top of the fountain. Above, Right Water flows from and through 56 different areas in the backyard, including cannon scuppers that empty into a small trough near the pool. Mandevilla vines (right) add color to one of the corners of the patio. (Continued on page 56)

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