Landscape Architect & Specifier News

APR 2018

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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While the patio area can accommodate large numbers of guests, it also has intimate areas where the family can congregate. The scale of the round, smaller fire pit at the edge of the patio feels cozy with its surrounding lounge chairs. The large fireplace has facing rustic couches, which are positioned for conversation and capture the views of the timber tie house and native manicured landscape. This mountain fireplace is reminiscent of a log cabin chimney relic that has been on the property for years. This "timelessness" quality was extremely important to capture for the overall feel of the design and to be accentuated with the lighting fixture selection and placement. Fourteen 'Centaurus' path lights (T3 20-watt halogen) align the stairways of the large slabs of 'Colorado Buff' flagstone as guest wander away from the fire. Clump (multi-stem) aspens lit by the 60 'Big Bang' fixtures (PAR36 30-watt halogens) and the 66 'Apollo Star' fixtures (PAR36 30-watt halogens) further guide guests safely from the hillside to the river at night. April 2018 71 " The ruggedness and texture of the mountains are reflected in the materials and feel of this landscape."

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