Here is a look at a backyard for a couple who does a lot of entertaining, and needs the appropriate space to do just that-entertain in a highly stylized way.
[Everything is new or different.]
The patio is extra large to accommodate a tent for larger more formal gatherings.
More on this job over the next week.
This black and white line drawing ws done for me, this is my creative process as I think my way through a space. how it will look, how it will feel.
From here I normally do some sort of color rendering to show the client. This job was a little different, there were already a lot of color renderings showing different area’s of the property.
So . . . I threw in a couple line drawings along with a lot of color renderings. Just to keep things “a little different”.
I like the flowing feel of this setting.
The area seems to be private enough for an intimate feel yet expansive enough for larger gatherings.
I would like to talk with you about your proposed pergola.
Nice spatial divide. Looks like fairly formal setting with an informal, naturalistic walk. From your drawing, looks like about 1/3 patio, 2/3 green space contained within the architectural structures. Could that be the Golden Mean? Dude! Excellent!,
if I may quote Bill and Ted. Liking the brick wall. Is that the one with all the detail?
What’s on the other side of it?
I know, I’m a pain in the grass.
I’m sure you’re not finished with the process, but my eye keeps putting a large tree off the corner of the patio so I don’t have to look at all the buildings at once. You know, soften things up a bit.
But hey, I’m just a guy with a shovel.
I think your drawing is wonderful. I wish I lived in the same area as you. This comment maybe is not what you expected. But I found your site is very interesting, and I will recommend it to all of my friends.
I am just wondering what the landscape designer will need to start the design.
I am interested in hiring a landscape architect. We brought a Spanish looking house last fall, and it sits on an acre. I know that the designer would like to know the client’s interest, but what other information or he or she need to know as well? For example the site survey, the topology of the site and utility lines, also we have septic system in the back yard.
The problems we don’t have this information. I wonder if we have to provide the info or design will obtain it and added to the bill?
By the way, I have called several designers, and they all booked till fall.
So I have to wait a little bit.
We live in east of Seattle.
I definitely will check your site back.