architecture for outdoors

Trough planters arcade posts privacy and separation swimming pool Lushly planted Begonias and potato vines piano wire a filtered pool view

Vaughan

Details

The key to the success of the landscape design for this Tuscan-inspired custom built home in Maple was in creating garden “rooms” - distinct spaces for various outdoor living functions.

 

This was enhanced by an integral level change as the “upper” patio is built over an underground garage. To define the upper patio space and give it a “room” feeling a rough sawn cedar timber arcade wraps around 2 sides with trough planters between the posts on the pools side. Thin wires connecting the planter with the underside of the beam allows for twining annual flowering vines to grow vertically out of the planters - catching the sunlight and containing the space.

 

The composition revolves around the wood burning outdoor fireplace, it’s shear scale and central location providing a unifying element - the gardens focal point. Built from the same masonry materials as is on the house - rustic brick and stone veneer - it unifies the space

swimming pool, a wood burning outdoor fireplace is scaled large enough to create a strong focal point for the backyard.
the pool and the steps leading up from the underground garage this formal garden area is a nice segue between the upper patio and fireplace
random flagstone patio underground parking garage cedar post and beam arcade Trough planters Outdoor wicker garden lounge furniture
shadows of the post and beam arcade onto the lower pool area. A formal garden and oak tree extends from the upper patio. Vines can be seen
pool has 3 trough planters  abundant potato vines and Begonias low wall fireplace sheer decent waterfall pool ornamental metal dining set

OWEN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

812-1135

Royal York Road

Toronto

M9A 0C3

 

+ 1 416-526-3185

 

PETER OWEN

peter@owenlandscape.com

 

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swimming pool, a wood burning outdoor fireplace is scaled large enough to create a strong focal point for the backyard.
the pool and the steps leading up from the underground garage this formal garden area is a nice segue between the upper patio and fireplace
random flagstone patio underground parking garage cedar post and beam arcade Trough planters Outdoor wicker garden lounge furniture
shadows of the post and beam arcade onto the lower pool area. A formal garden and oak tree extends from the upper patio. Vines can be seen
pool has 3 trough planters  abundant potato vines and Begonias low wall fireplace sheer decent waterfall pool ornamental metal dining set
swimming pool, a wood burning outdoor fireplace is scaled large enough to create a strong focal point for the backyard.
the pool and the steps leading up from the underground garage this formal garden area is a nice segue between the upper patio and fireplace
random flagstone patio underground parking garage cedar post and beam arcade Trough planters Outdoor wicker garden lounge furniture
shadows of the post and beam arcade onto the lower pool area. A formal garden and oak tree extends from the upper patio. Vines can be seen
pool has 3 trough planters  abundant potato vines and Begonias low wall fireplace sheer decent waterfall pool ornamental metal dining set
swimming pool, a wood burning outdoor fireplace is scaled large enough to create a strong focal point for the backyard.
the pool and the steps leading up from the underground garage this formal garden area is a nice segue between the upper patio and fireplace
random flagstone patio underground parking garage cedar post and beam arcade Trough planters Outdoor wicker garden lounge furniture
shadows of the post and beam arcade onto the lower pool area. A formal garden and oak tree extends from the upper patio. Vines can be seen
pool has 3 trough planters  abundant potato vines and Begonias low wall fireplace sheer decent waterfall pool ornamental metal dining set
Trough planters arcade posts privacy and separation swimming pool Lushly planted Begonias and potato vines piano wire a filtered pool view
swimming pool, a wood burning outdoor fireplace is scaled large enough to create a strong focal point for the backyard.
the pool and the steps leading up from the underground garage this formal garden area is a nice segue between the upper patio and fireplace
random flagstone patio underground parking garage cedar post and beam arcade Trough planters Outdoor wicker garden lounge furniture
shadows of the post and beam arcade onto the lower pool area. A formal garden and oak tree extends from the upper patio. Vines can be seen
pool has 3 trough planters  abundant potato vines and Begonias low wall fireplace sheer decent waterfall pool ornamental metal dining set