The Charles Residence

Scope of Project:

As a starter for this project, we completely demolished the existing very overgrown and outdated landscape. The owner desired a custom designed fire pit and patio, which was to be oriented in the direction of their primary view corridor. The need to connect a secondary access off the back of their home with the primary access off their family room, led us to create a sand finish concrete walkway that connected the former with their new sand finish concrete dining patio. In the process we created a very nice planting area to soften up and beautify the back of the house.

We utilized a segmental wall block system to create a seat wall around the patio, to help create a sense of containment to the space, as well as to provide extra seating for larger gatherings. Concealed wall lights helped to lend a feeling of welcome to after dark use of the space. A set of offset cedar screens provides a creative way to hide a utility area while avoiding the need for a gate.

We used a complementary colored concrete mow curb as a bed divider, and planted a Japanese Golden Rain Tree, to create some future shade for our client. We filled out the rest of the landscaping with Arctic Fire Dogwood, Winter Gem Boxwood, Blue Avena Grass, Stella d’ Oro Day Lily and a specimen Burning Bush.