Blending house architecture with landscape style
This newly built, traditional-style home was constructed in Niagara for a Toronto couple and their daughter. The backyard space was challenging, being long, narrow and sloped, although it was bordered with mature, existing trees.
The wish list included a pool, pool house, built-in barbecue area, functional spaces for dining and lounging, and adequate lawn spaces for playing. The preferred landscape style was to be modern. The goal was to contend with the slope, connect the traditional house style with a modern landscape, and incorporate multiple living spaces within a contained site.
The space was designed with a linear modern approach in mind, connecting the traditional-style house with the modern landscape seamlessly. Living spaces such as lounging, dining, socializing and play areas were harmoniously connected via hardscaping and plantings. Traditional materials were used throughout, such as precast flagstone slabs and veneer wall stone. Natural-style planting areas were used to contrast with the linear framework for a bold, beautiful look.