This project was all about creating privacy in a new suburban development without building a 10′ fence. I wanted it to look organic, yet formal- not overly designed, while creating a nice, private destination for the family. The plan was to introduce a rock patio on ground level to create more privacy as opposed to the deck which has sightlines to all the adjacent yards.

A step up onto the new patio was proposed to prevent the young boys from motorbiking around the house, this also creates a connection for all the ‘pieces’ in the yard: the deck transitions to the patio, which is a step up to the shop or a step down to the yard.

The yard was quite large but it was just lawn so I proposed creating a destination point using their existing planter boxes and creating a potager in that corner of the yard. A fruit tree allee ties the different areas of the yard together while creating privacy, and tying in their love for flowering trees and fruit.

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Here is my initial proposal of what I would do with this yard to create a cozy and private space…

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I hope to post After pictures soon!

Jen