Upper Terrace View
Deck with Spa
Taking command of a vista that encom-passes
at least five mountain peaks, a
historic city grid and three river valleys
is a challenging task; however, this
residence has successfully married
expansive and distant views with an
intimate setting for daily living. Located
on a steep, south-facing slope, this
property engages visual acuity in layers
of sky, mountain, valley, and vegetation.
Passages between large outdoor rooms
that seem to be an extension of the larger
landscape and small, intimate gathering
places define this landscape design.
Opposing natural forces — large and
small, loud and quiet, hard and soft, hor-izontal
and vertical — dictate a dialogue
of scale throughout the property. The
gardens speak to the architecture while
simultaneously capturing the intricacies
of native plant materials. The dominant
vertical edge of native oak lies in stark
contrast to the flowing horizontal green
of the lawn.
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