Greg shares how to create a front garden to contrast and complement the clean lines of a midcentury house.
To create the best overall impression for your home, Greg offers this advice: • Choose plantings that accentuate and complement your home’s architectural features such as grasses in front of columns. • Don’t plant tall items that hide architectural
features. Instead, keep them off to the side. • Reevaluate already existing landscaping. Here, a long-standing pine tree was replaced by an ornamental tree to restore views that had been blocked for years. • Take the driveway into consideration. To complement the organic feeling of the exterior landscaping, the driveway was purposely laid out to minimize the amount of concrete.
"It was just a house that was 50 years old and TO THE POINT WHERE EVERYTHING NEEDED TO BE ADDRESSED," Greg recalls.
THE EXPANSIVE IPE DOOR WAS MADE TO LOOK AS IF IT EXTENDS TO THE SOFFIT LINE, A REMODEL THAT TURNED OUT TO BE IN THE ORIGINAL BLUEPRINTS! EXPOSED RISERS CREATE THE APPEARANCE OF FLOATING TREADS. AN ORIGINAL FEATURE, THE KOI POND’S RIVER ROCK WAS REPLACED WITH DRY STOCK STONE MATERIAL FOR A LINEAR LOOK THAT TIED IN WITH THE HOUSE. SLEEK SILVER RAILINGS REPLACE HEAVY ROTTED TIMBER TO ALLOW MAGNIFICENT VIEWS OF PIKES PEAK AND DOWNTOWN DENVER FROM THE EXPANDED DECK. THE GAS COMPOSITE CONCRETE FIRE PIT IS FILLED WITH HANDPICKED GLASS SHARDS AND SHAPES FOR A STUNNING VISUAL EFFECT.