The no-mow lawn provides play space to the left, and the enclosed patio off the master bedroom provides privacy to the right.
 

The Talk of the Neighborhood

This charming contemporary, agrarian landscape provides many places for relaxation and entertainment. Outside of the master bedroom and bath, an enclosed courtyard with a built-in daybed provides private outdoor space within the garden. Sliding windows and doors control privacy and shade.

The firepit illuminates the outdoor dining and living rooms at night, and the fountain adds the pleasant sound of falling water. This main entertaining area is wrapped by the home on three sides, with large glass doors that blur the line between indoor and out.

A decomposed granite path leads from the house to the production garden and the gardening cottage the owners call the “hen house.” The hen house is a fun garden destination, and a possible future chicken coop.

The Talk of the Neighborhood

This charming contemporary, agrarian landscape provides many places for relaxation and entertainment. Outside of the master bedroom and bath, an enclosed courtyard with a built-in daybed provides private outdoor space within the garden. Sliding windows and doors control privacy and shade.

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The firepit illuminates the outdoor dining and living rooms at night, and the fountain adds the pleasant sound of falling water. This main entertaining area is wrapped by the home on three sides, with large glass doors that blur the line between indoor and out.

A decomposed granite path leads from the house to the production garden and the gardening cottage the owners call the “hen house.” The hen house is a fun garden destination, and a possible future chicken coop.

The concrete fire pit and path to the chicken coop in the distance.
Large, glass doors open the living room out into the landscape.
The gravel path is pleasantly crunchy to walk on, and leads up to the master bedroom patio.
The master bedroom patio closes off for a private seating area. Aluminum panels slide open or closed for additional privacy.
A day bed with a small arbor anchor the master bedroom patio.
At night the large windows and fire pit glow with warmth.
The chicken coup matches the architecture of the home, with its own small porch. A bed in the production garden is currently filled with eggplant.
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The firepit provides warmth and the fountain provides the calming sound of water. The firepit is finished in a very smooth concrete, while the fountain provides contrast in board-formed concrete.

PROJECT TEAM

Elaine Lee

E.L. Shimp Builders

ARCHITECT

BUILDER

Daniel Harder and Sons

Michele Lee Willson

LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR

PHOTOGRAPHER

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