The stream that bisects this family's front yard is as elegant and peaceful as any stream found naturally occurring. Designed to mimic a stream that might be found in the mountains around the home, small stones line the riverbed, while large stones are placed around the river to give it boundaries, but also to make it look more natural.
The roundabout in the front yard is an elegant touch to the entry of this home. Reminiscent of old-world elegance, this feature gives the homeowners a place to sit and entertain, but it also serves as a crossroads for guests, guiding them to other parts of the garden.
The front door of this home is both elegant and welcoming. The brick path leading up to the blue door welcomes guests inside, while the flowers in the roundabout and the perfectly landscaped shrubs and gardens give the home an elegance the mimics its mountain surroundings.
This custom pavilion sits gracefully on the back of this large Koi pond, shallow enough for kids to play in and deep enough for a private collection of Koi. Native granite boulders and marginal plant material enhances the natural setting while helping to maintain the clarity of the water.
A stacked stone exterior and exposed timber beams create a rustic entrance to this children's playhouse. The arched front door features a round stained glass inset and is flanked by lantern-style sconces. Sandstone slabs are used as the walkway leading up to the front door.
The owners of this elegant home wanted friends and family to have a true mountain experience as guests enter the house. They loved the idea of a stream that bisected the entire yard and unified the space. The couple wanted their home to have plenty of character, while still blending effortlessly into the peaceful mountains around them.