Scott Wallace and Tara Coco turned to Lake|Flato Architects and its modular Porch House system for a family compound on the banks of the Blanco River in Wimberley, Texas. The design integrates private spaces with public gathering spots, including a deck that serves as an outdoor living room.
A slatted ipe fence and inexpensive concrete pavers usher people from the front yard to the back of this Menlo Park house. Rainbow Warrior New Zealand flax, a perennial, complements the material, while off-the-shelf pavers helped keep costs down.
An ipe fence and a neon-yellow resin screen fashioned from recycled acrylic panels draw visitors toward the entrance to a renovated Eichler house. Bernard Trainor masterminded the landscape design.
Anne Suttles waters the bamboo muhly, palo verde, strawberry tree, and magic carpet thyme thriving in their Austin yard.
A play structure in a tree stands in front of this renovated Cincinnati house.
Inspired by Eichler homes in California, the midcentury neighborhood of Krisana Park in South Denver, Colorado, is host to a house that was in need of an updated landscape that would pay homage to the area’s roots. Enter Nic Leggett of Three Sixty Design, who worked with his team to create a lo-fi landscape defined by Cor-Ten steel, river rock, and neon-green sedum.
A family of cost-conscious Hamburgers converted a kitschy turn-of-the-century villa into a high-design home with a strict budget in place. To unite the quaint masonry of the original villa with the squat, ugly add-on built flush against it, the architects decided to paint the old-fashioned facade graphite gray and then covered the box next door in plain, light-colored larch. Photo by Mark Seelen.