Landscape Architect & Specifier News

MAR 2015

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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(Continued from page 16) h a rd s c a p e s Top, Left At the front of the home, the courtyard with a custom medallion set in it used Crema Eda® 16" x 24" marble pavers in a running bond inlay with borders of 4" x 4" coffee-colored pavers. In the walkway are 16" x 16" pavers. The stairs were built with sandblasted 2 ¼"-thick treads with bullnose edges, and risers veneered with marble and travertine splitface material; 6" high in random widths. Top, Right The fireplace was a custom-built, wet-laid masonry unit that was then faced with Crema Eda® splitface marble veneer, to complement the color from the pavers, along with Terra splitface travertine veneer. The mantelpiece, shelves and benches are sandblasted marble, 2 ¼"-thick with bullnose edges. Three Skyvues flat screen TVs were installed at strategic viewing areas. The TVs are outdoor rated but came with a protective cover to safeguard them from the elements. Surround sound speakers are built into the pergola columns that are wrapped in the same matching veneer as the fireplace. Above The barbecue and dining area features a granite countertop from Westchester Granite, a refrigerator, ice machine, barbecue, side burner, cocktail station, dishwasher, beer cooler and sink from Lynx, and a pizza oven from Kalamazoo. The outdoor furniture was all provided by the homeowner. 18 Landscape Architect and Specifier News barbecue, side burner, cocktail station, dishwasher, beer cooler, and sink from Lynx, and a pizza oven from Kalamazoo. A seating area is next to the main feature: the custom made fireplace. This structure features Crema Eda® splitface marble veneer, to complement the color from the pavers, along with Terra splitface travertine veneer to create a beautiful blend of earth tones. As a fire is burning, guests can watch movies on the flat screen TV mounted directly above. Surround sound speakers are built into the pergola columns wrapped in the same matching veneer as the fireplace. Just a few steps below, guests can relax in the spa while watching another flat screen TV, positioned directly on the wall next to it. The project also included many small embellishments, such as bullnose edging on all of the wall caps and treads, and 4" x 4" stone borders and trims around the perimeter of the house. In addition, a driveway was built with Belgian block. Instead of the standard gray, Scenic was able to locate tan material to complement the marble. Ultimately, Marmiro Stones, Scenic Landscaping and Tapestry Landscape Architecture worked closely together to perfect all of the necessary details in making this outdoor living area one to be treasured for many years.

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