Thursday, January 31, 2019

See who is registered for Denver Fling so far!

See who is registered for the fling so far!

We'll be visiting this beauty on our Boulder day. The landscape design won a Silver Award in the 2016 International Landscape Design Awards from the Association for Professional Landscape Designers in the category, “Residential Projects under $25,000”. The project’s focus was to create a sense of arrival at the front entry, maintain open views and create a design that would provide shelter and food to migrating and local birds.

The property itself rests on the edge of dedicated open space with a clear view of the mountains from inside of the home. “Open space” is a term I had not heard of before moving to Colorado. In Colorado, open space is commonly defined as: Publicly-owned land that is preserved from urbanization (paving or building). There is, thankfully, a lot of that in this area. Colorado open space is usually accessible to the public, but may also be leased for agriculture. 

A custom water feature was designed to serve as a focal point from inside the home and to upscale the entrance. The stone for the water feature was hand selected and precision cut at a stone mill, preassembled to check for fit then transported and built on site.

It snows year-round in Colorado (just kidding!). You do see a lot of snow-in-summer (Cerastium tomentosum ) though. It makes a very nice accent with the pink dianthus, bronze penstemon, and golden spirea that line the driveway, along with various grasses, and other flowering perennials.

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