More Recent Designs
My first real Vancouver design. I’ve had clients in all the ‘burbs, so was really pleased when a contractor in (city of) Vancouver consulted me.
This house is in the final stages of completion–they were installing the kitchen as we did out final rounds. A traditional-styled house with a contemporary feel, all in cream and white. I did a formal-ish design, very recto-linear, but with softer shrub and perennial borders. the back is very simple, needing mostly turf, but with potential for a vegetable garden.
If a portion of the design needs a little more clarity I’ll do a SketchUp model (very simplified) in order to communicate what the plan view can’t. In this case it was how the grade change would look with a retaining wall and steps for access, with a tiny back yard seating area (between two garages) that could easily be converted to a vegetable garden (client’s request).
A small back yard with an interesting feature–a slope! Those who know Richmond know that it’s FLAT. But on this property there is a steep slope of about 25-30º at the back end. Thus the owners “lost” about 15′ of depth, or 700 s.f. of yard. So they were having a retaining system installed–SierraScape Systems.
Stay tuned for more to come. Would love to hear comments, critiques, questions…