This garden composition was envisioned as a place that is very much in keeping with the architecture in terms of both style and materiality. Simple, clean lines, and Japanese-inspired, with a palette that is for all seasons and yet low-maintenance. The limestone flooring in the dining room continues out into the landscape and becomes a low terrace that dissipates into strips embedded in a bed of pea gravel. An off-center, oversized Cor-ten steel planter contains a bed of boxwood, which remains green all year round, and a flowering crepe-myrtle is also contained as a focal point. Beds of Nepeta, Ivy and Bamboo soften the horizontal Ipe fencing, and also offer a bit of privacy. Small carved stone planters with moss and a limestone bench offer gentle accents in this garden, which is as much about enjoying outside as it is about the view from inside.
This project won the 2017 Architectural Prize in the Residential Landscape Category, and was a finalist in the Private Garden Category for an Architizer +Award in April 2017.
Project Architect: Khanna-Schultz
Landscape Contractor: Holly, Wood, and Vine
Photographs: Matthew Williams
Completed: September 2015