Type of Work
Landscape Architecture and Design
Primary Role
Landscape Architect/Project Manager
Year of Project
2011-12

Niwot Residence

This 40 year old residence is beautifully sited: massive Cottonwoods to the rear, a small creek to the side and stunning, mountain views to the West, across acres of open space.The landscape renovation plan capitalized on the vista by creating a raised, flagstone terrace near the home’s entrance where this family can lounge, visit and dine. A multitiered water feature cools the west facing area, and a stepped walkway eases the grade change between the driveway, terrace and new front door and landing. Careful attention to nightlighting features the rhythm of the trees along the property edge as well as the rain chain, steps, fountain and terrace perimeter.
Residence, 'Before' thumbnail
Residence, 'Before' thumbnail
Preliminary Sketch Plan thumbnail
Residence - 'After' thumbnail
Terrace thumbnail
Water feature, terrace thumbnail
Rain chain thumbnail
View from terrace, across open space thumbnail
Terrace thumbnail
Terrace thumbnail
Mountain views, across open space thumbnail
Evening sky thumbnail
Evening sky thumbnail
Water feature, accent lighting thumbnail
Sunset view thumbnail
Path and terrace lighting thumbnail
Accent lighting in newly planted tree thumbnail
Accent lighting on path and trees thumbnail
Residence, 'Before'

Residence, 'Before'

Residence, 'Before'

Residence, 'Before'

Preliminary Sketch Plan

Preliminary Sketch Plan

Residence - 'After'

Residence - 'After'

Terrace

Terrace

Water feature, terrace

Water feature, terrace

Rain chain

Rain chain

View from terrace, across open space

View from terrace, across open space

Terrace

Terrace

Terrace

Terrace

Mountain views, across open space

Mountain views, across open space

Evening sky

Evening sky

Evening sky

Evening sky

Water feature, accent lighting

Water feature, accent lighting

Sunset view

Sunset view

Path and terrace lighting

Path and terrace lighting

Accent lighting in newly planted tree

Accent lighting in newly planted tree

Accent lighting on path and trees

Accent lighting on path and trees