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Brentwood Family Escape

by Rodney Stoutenger / January 10, 2017

Our customers for this project were a young, active family new to Austin with a keen eye for design and a love of the outdoors. The main goal of this project was to implement an outdoor living space while also providing an area for their dogs and kids to be active. 

Starting in the front yard, we added a walkway to connect with the street to create a welcoming entrance for guests.  Next we focused on extending their indoor living space into the backyard by implementing elements that they would draw them outside. The new patio and fire pit, built-in seating opportunities, an outdoor shower, and an adjustable louvered pergola help keep the space comfortable for everyday use. A rain water catchment and a raised garden and herb wall create opportunities to interact with their landscape. The inclusion of the custom built play area gives the kids a separate place to play while mom and dad entertain. 

The home was a new construction, with unique yard layout that left us with a series of corners. These customers were conscious of choosing environmentally friendly options to work with nature in their space rather than combat it. We were able to create movement within the yard and soften the structures with native plantings that added energy to the space.  

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Eclectic Children’s Play Scape

by Rodney Stoutenger / December 5, 2014

What an exciting project! For this project we needed to solve the problematic space for a growing family to merge two areas - one for the adults and one for the kids. In these photos you will see how we seamlessly created one great space for the whole family to enjoy! We used recycled and reclaimed parts for the kids space, and repurposed the existing fire pit to give it new life! The end result was a stunning eclectic mix of garden toys for the kidos, and a relaxing landing around the fire pit for the adults to enjoy! IMG_3676_2Here we implemented a dry creek bed for interested for the kids, but as a visual barrier to divide the kids space from the rest of the landscape.IMG_3675IMG_3691IMG_3690IMG_3688Here we use some reclaimed woods, and PVC pipes to create an exciting sand wall! There were also old pieces of wood that we used as fun stepping posts to get from one exciting place to another! IMG_3686IMG_3685IMG_3684_2What a Zebra! This Zebra was created with an old tire and PVC. After scrubbing the tire clean to use as the main body, we managed to use one last recycled piece of PCV for the neck and head! IMG_3679_2