Some sights from my half day walk through David Hochstetler’s layout a few days ago. New sandstone, old sandstone. Rescued sandstone curbing and walkways. Gate post galore. Great old troughs, and more. Creative Touch Landscape Supply is located on Kidron rd. Just north of Kidron, Ohio. Or just south of Ohio SR30. If you stop… Continue reading Walking through a Stoneyard
The Case of the Basement Bistro
I’ve been around the block. All the way around the block. At least I thought I had been all the way around the block . . . until now. Take a look at his image See those black holes in the concrete wall in the basement, yep . . . that’s right . . .… Continue reading The Case of the Basement Bistro
What’s a landing, without some Steps . . . and a Deck
OK listen up; it’s follow-up time. Remember way back when in the previous post we were talking about what type of landing I was thinking about for this particular project? Well now we are getting down to the nitty-gritty. The real deal, it’s now for all the marbles. Now we got a deck, and some… Continue reading What’s a landing, without some Steps . . . and a Deck
Landing, what Landing?
Landing . . . you know, a landing. That flat space you design in when you’re going from a high space to a low space. Or in the case of a Landscape Designer when you’re going from a deck to a patio. It’s that platform where you stop and rest, and then turn right(or left)… Continue reading Landing, what Landing?
A Tale of Two Levels (cont.)
So here is an earlier drawing where I was looking at the possibilities from head-on; that is, from a person looking from the lower level. I liked this look . . . but wasn’t sure if it was working. Then after I was done scribbling this I noticed that the wall heights were really 3… Continue reading A Tale of Two Levels (cont.)
Design Process (2)
So I’m thinking about steps and people, people and steps . . . . . . [ Like I said, people and steps. ] Question’s Where does the landing(s) g0? Where does the plaza go? Where do the seat walls go? At which levels? Tree’s? Shrubs? Trees and shrubs? Brick? Block? Brick and Stone? Nothing… Continue reading Design Process (2)
Previous Front Entry
posted; 05/00/06 This look was coming straight down the stairs, with all vertical movement, and flat to the drive. Yesterday’s image was more steps, shorter risers/wider treads-it will be interesting to see which way homeowner’s go . . .