Genesis Architecture designed this custom home they called Modern Villa. We were asked to join the project team and had the pleasure of working with principal Ken Dahlin, AIA on the design of the landscape. One focal point of the landscape is a "designed prairie" at the base of the dramatic, angled retaining wall at the front entry to the home. This area contrasts with the manicured lawn that surrounds the home and also functions to collect water via a dry creek bed.
The landscape becomes more linear with layered plantings at the brick privacy wall that shields the patio from the street. Built into this wall is an outdoor grill. We designed the full range bluestone patio and the surrounding plantings. To collect water from the roof above, a custom trench drain with natural patina was detailed within the bluestone. Simple groupings of boxwood and ornamental grasses set in slate chip mulch provide the balance of the plantings around the base of the home. The boundary of the property has sweeping areas of natural prairie providing a border around the lawn. Native trees and shrubs were planted throughout the property to provide habitat for birds and insects while also adding privacy.
Designed by James Drzewiecki CPLD