The landscaping is almost complete. We are almost done inside too. Eric and I are seriously having mixed feelings. We are relieved that this home is built but at the same time, we are getting really attached to it…. Well, it’s almost time to let it go. We plan to put it on the market next week and have our official Open House on Saturday June 16th from 1-4pm, so if you are in the area, be sure to stop by.
Here’s a sneak preview and some highlights of our landscaping.
Our extensive landscaping, carefully designed and installed by Scott Brinitzer and his team really help accentuate the modern design of the home. The trees soften the hard/straight lines of house while the hardscape reinforces the orientation of the different parts of the building. Using little bamboo plants and sedums as ground cover, he created connections with the extensive interior use of bamboo and the sedums on the green roof. Scott’s design also incorporates a very smart storm water management technique by guiding excess storm water through various parts of the yard and allows the soil to soak up storm water along the way. By slowing water down and absorbing it as much as possible, this yard significantly reduces storm water runoff.
Here’s a full frontal:
Here are some nice landscaping details:
Using trees as fencing, the boundary with the neighbor is softened. The pea gravel walkway offers a path to slow down and truly enjoy the garden. Plus it really gives you that Zen feel. The steel edging around the path gives the path a very crisp feel.
Views from the top
It’s only been a couple of weeks but the sedums on the green roof are really thriving.
Here are some new interior shots