NORTH AVONDALE RESIDENCE
The client has a strong affinity for design and was not afraid to introduce a modern material into the landscape. We employed Corten steel to create clean edged lawn terraces: Corten protects itself with a patina of rust making for a vivid contrast with the green lawn. The terraced lawn creates a plinth for the Spanish Revival house, with its series of arched doorways. It also underscores the homes' horizontality. A cross axis extends along the front of the house linking the entrance walkway on one end with a gathering space anchored by a tiered fountain on the other. The walkway is of brick matching an existing renovated terrace. The entry sequence was extended to the street with a driveway of exposed aggregate carefully selected to compliment the colors in the homes' stucco and brick work. A curved planting bed of evergreens and flowers nearer the street further defines the lawn creating a layered visual interest.