Like many of our projects, this landscape renovation blended contemporary hardscape elements with the architecture of this classic Portland bungalow.
A native basalt retaining wall grounds the sloped front yard, planted with specimens such as Ceanothus 'Pt. Reyes' Juncus 'Spiralis', and Black Mondo Grass. Creative stormwater management is achieved via a central front yard rain garden, which also welcomes in beneficial wildlife.
A custom double-sided cedar fence lends privacy to the backyard, which is surrounded by plantings beds with colorful specimens like Cosmos, Sedum, Crepe Myrtle and Hebe. A variegated bluestone path wraps around the planting beds, leading to a large variegated bluestone patio which serves as an outdoor dining and entertaining area.