#14 Residential Landscape
The first phase was the back garden. We removed an existing walk, patio, and planting. We then rebuilt a new terrace with a water feature and firepit, a new walk to connect the drive, new plantings, and lighting. All done with a transitional style to complement the design work done inside by Richard Kimbrell.
Terrace: bluestone with laurel band and laurel landing off back door. Two levels. On vertical portions we used limestone.
Waterfeature: gunite construction, 6’ diameter bowl with a copper liner that spills into body of water with three bubblers. Laurel coping and limestone vertical work. it is the key feature in the back garden.
Firepit: one solid piece of bluestone 11” thick and 6’ diameter. The lighting, firepit and water feature are all controlled by a jandy one touch panel inside the house.
Walk: is constructed of 6”-8” thick random laurel slabs but jointed together. These provide a great experience meandering through the understory plantings beneath the mature trees.
The second phase is the front garden. We removed and enlarged the drive and motor court while adding a laurel band to its perimeter. Replaced the old and dangerous steps to the front with solid bluestone risers. Removed and relocated the front walk replacing it with 3’x3’ bluestone squares. Removed, replaced, and enlarged the front porch/terrace with bluestone. Planting plan and lighting. Installed stepping stones from the new walk to the pedestrian gate at the entry wall.
Added a new water feature inside the newly created entry court/garden. It consists of a millstone carved out of bluestone with a concave polished surface and hand tooled edges that sits inside a basin that has an underground vault of water, laurel coping, and a layer of Mexican beach pebbles sitting atop an aluminum grate just under the water surface.