Winner of Garden Design's 2004 Golden Trowel Award, Lenkin's desigr It this three and one half acre (1.4 ha) property seamlessly integrates an h s*: landscape with mid-century architecture, enhancing a magnificent mo/'i view. Foliage color and texture define the patio planting.
: iage color and texture define the new patio's planting. Striking agaves and palms become exclamation points among smaller, subtler sedums, crassulas and echeverias. • 5 new staircase also provides amphitheatre type seating for the view to the right. Tropicals and succulents provide a counterpoint to the asymmetrical architectural floor gridwork -- tew deck is connected by a massive staircase to a lookout created by landscape architect Paul Thiene in the 1930s.
T The Japanese style terrace is cantilevered over the hillside. Overflow from the antique Chinese urn surrounded by rabbit's foot fern is fed by a copper pipe across the deck to the pool below. \\ Bold texture of an agave medio picta alba, sedums and black mondo grass frame a fish from Thailand who sits at the edge of the pool. \ Brilliant purples and greens created by oxidization of the copper pipe through which the water trickles into the small pool below.
1 A raised dining deck is visually connected to the terrace with a water feature. Water funneled through a copper pipe spills into a small pool adjacent to the terrace.
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Los Angeles, California completion
Steven Gunther and Heather Lenkin
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