Tag: Garden Rooms

A Small Yard Now Big on Entertaining

A Small Yard Now Big on Entertaining

My client lamented that they rarely ventured in to the yard and only occasionally ate on the deck.   With judicial use of existing elements and few bold strokes, they now have spaces that they use and entertain in almost daily.

Garden Bungalow

Garden Bungalow

This is my own home — a very old worker’s bungalow in historic Takoma Park.  The first floor is devoted exclusively to my sculpture studio.   A ground floor addition and basement remodel resulted in light-filled garden living. Exposed steel beams and columns marry beautifully […]

Sculptural Landscape

Sculptural Landscape

This outdoor room is at once dramatic and intimate – providing privacy from a very close neighbor, inviting indoor-outdoor living, and the sounds and fragrance of the modern garden.

Garden Gate

Garden Gate

Garden entries are special places and sometimes call for a bit of mystery. This gate invites visitors into a recently completed dining pavilion.

Backyard Privacy

Backyard Privacy

A custom cedar pergola with ceiling fans keeps mosquitoes at bay. Along with a tapestry of new plantings and a cedar screen, the yard feels at once more secluded and larger.

A Garden Room in the Front Adds Curb Appeal and Function

A Garden Room in the Front Adds Curb Appeal and Function

I’ve proposed a front garden room with pergola to add curb appeal and function to my client’s home. The husband is a bit afraid that the idea is too radical. So I pulled together this slideshow of work of my own and of other’s to help him visualize the delightful effect of creating a front garden room.

Gardening’s Final Frontier: the “Hellstrip”

Gardening’s Final Frontier: the “Hellstrip”

Those vexing plots between street and sidewalk – known by some as “hellstrips” — are getting a makeover. Garden-savvy homeowners are seeing unique opportunity in these often ignored plots, potentially contributing to visitors’ first impressions and “curb appeal.”

4 Rules for a Spectacular Garden

4 Rules for a Spectacular Garden

Folks often stop and remark on my garden. It’s fairly young – going on 3 years – with lots and lots left to do. But by thinking through the 4 rules, below, the garden feels much more mature than its years.

7 Tips for a Backyard Getaway

7 Tips for a Backyard Getaway

Rules for how to create a garden retreat behind, beside or in front of your home.