Garden Design Examples – A Watchable Yard In Menlo Park, California

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Like many other American farms, this one was long grass-covered. And how it also should be for dry climates, they had to give up this idea at some point.

The home owner wanted to remove the grass and run instead of its dynamic facilities. This, it should be still a place by the children can run and play.


The landscape designer Brennan Cox got the job. He has a long experience in the design of urban projects, but this was his first work.

The House at a glance:

Who lives there: A woman and her three children

Location: Menlo Park, California

Architecture: Groundworks Office

Size: The farm – 557 Quaratmeter, terrace 8 meters deep, 4.5 meters wide and 2 meters high

Year of transformation: 2013

Disabled family court in California rises above water

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Cox has kept the concept quite simple. He wanted to avoid the use of too many moving parts. Instead, which should layers materials and the creative design coming into its own.

A common dining and living area was already open in the Court and lawn areas. The terrace was functional, but not inviting enough. In regions such as California, the Interior is connection of fundamental importance out there. That’s why the first thing Cox has undertaken an Ipe deck was wood to build. This should be on the same level as the floor inside. The transition door like a seamless transition appeared through the distance of the gradation. The outdoor area was then much more inviting.

Cox expanded the terrace to the fence line and avoided the Visual break between the terrace, floor and fence. At the point where the fence meets the veranda, was of course kniffig. Instead of an abrupt end, he has opted here for an extension in the height (about 2 meters).

History materials and creative design

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The vertical portion of the terrace serves as a back for a built-in, protruding Bank. Cox has added here also succulent plants and pull up the entire wall structure along. A canopy overshadowed the Bank. A UV-resistant fabric by Serge Ferrari glides easily over a light cable structure and represents a kind of curtain.

Cox claims that this project is much to return to the building. You worked much with the builders doing to run everything in the appropriate manner. Somehow, the tricky point represented the terrace. As soon as she was once done, the rest came together somehow easily.

The vertical portion of the terrace serves as a back for a built-in, protruding Bank

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The simple appearance was recorded also in the atrium. Concrete blocks introduce visitors to the roadway in the House.

Cox replaced the grass with a native grass mix

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In this picture, you can watch the free form design of the stones. These change the page farm along, to the rear area of the Court. Small IPE plants make for an especially interesting appearance of the path.

Free form design of the stones

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The design is very simple, and the materials into the background. The genius of the design is in the rhythm and patterns. Cox shows so that you can create a very sophisticated appearance marble or similar without Carrara.

You can find the concrete blocks in the back yard, where they were also surrounded by indigenous plants need little water. This Court is still very much room for spontaneous meetings and games with pebbles.

Space for spontaneous meetings and games

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An airy courtyard fence from wooden strips

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