Alison Terry | Landscape Architect

Modern Retreat

In this project, an entertainment area with solid roof patio cover was built for an active young family with a passion for horticulture and a modern aesthetic. Elements of the historic home were repeated in the patio cover and fireplace, such as the roof pitch and height, fireplace chimney material, and woodwork, so the addition would fit within its context. But the hardscape is translated into modern form through the use of unadorned concrete and simple massings. A future pool will have a partial raised bond beam in front and sculptural walls with a cutout similar to the fireplace behind the pool, creating a frame for the grove of bamboo at the end of the property.