2014 Irresistible Terrace

How can you increase on a setting that is currently darned great? In the case of the Stewart residence, which boasted an existing slate terrace in a cozy back yard, Huettl Landscape Architecture answers that query beautifully! That terrace, currently in location amongst native oaks, was retrofitted with an element that’s a great crowd-pleaser: water. Among big, generously proportioned square stepping stones, the water ponds and flows surrounded by “waterfalls” of native grasses that flow gently in the breeze alongside the shimmering surface. From a terraced wall (concrete that looks like stone!), a gentle cascade spills down, offering a soothing, relaxing backdrop for the patio’s lounging and entertaining areas — and the colour palette is as tranquil as the water itself, drawing on purple, blue, and gentle pastel yellow.


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Banked by unobtrusive retaining walls, this inviting space is secluded by lush greenery and rock structures that add visual interest as effectively as a sensible accent for the sloping terrain. At various points on the patio, concrete benches repeat the intriguing stone-like pattern of the hand-layered concrete basin, and the water trickles gracefully more than 2 levels with a cooling ambience that can not be beat. But there’s no sense generating an irresistible water feature if individuals cannot dip a toe in after in a while…which implies the water wants to be kept clean sufficient for wading when the temperature rises. That dilemma is solved by a filtration system and UV sterilizer that way, those darling tiny girls don’t have to hang back from the very best component of water — the fun of a great splash!

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2014 Irresistible Terrace

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