Nestled in the heart of the historic Hancock neighborhood, this project upgraded a 1920s classic brick home into a versatile wonderland for entertaining and relaxation. The pool and spa are bordered by an outdoor kitchen and cabana with TV for watching the big game. The home’s classic porte-cochère opens onto a custom paver parking court, and leuders limestone pool deck. A pool house with an open air pavilion provides space for dining, entertaining, and recreation. Beyond the pavilion lies a sport lawn, fire pit, and stargazing hammocks centered on the home’s original garden gate.
Innovative design and precise engineering were required to transform this small, flood prone, and steeply sloped backyard into a beautiful space for recharging and entertaining. Stone walls extending from a cocktail pool create a striking backdrop while retaining the steep grade and supporting plantings that provide privacy and cascade into the space below. A cocktail pool features an exquisite drink ledge showcasing Japanese joinery by Shota Yamaguchi inset into the stone walls. A kebony deck connects the pool to the home and offers complete versatility for entertaining and seating.
A hidden oasis in central Austin, this project includes extensive screening vegetation to provide complete privacy to both a large pool/entertaining space as well as a separate private master patio with built-in spa and outdoor shower. The unique pool features a whimsical tile layout and Brazilian hardwood sun deck, while the sport lawn includes an extended seating wall and fire pit for outdoor events. None of which may be spied from the street or surrounding homes.
Nestled in the Barton Hills neighborhood of Austin, this project required the integration of both a modern, adult entertaining space and an interactive play space for young children. The modern layout is rounded out by a built-in outdoor kitchen and ample built-in seating for parties and dinners.
This historic property in East Austin was the home of Blackshear Elementary’s principal, who once hosted The Supremes here for dinner. The new owners wanted to update the property while preserving the history of the home. Outdoor living and dining spaces are rounded out with an outdoor lounging “room”, and the front porch is designed to encourage community and hanging out with neighbors.
With extensive native planting and locally-sourced Leuders, limestone and fieldstone, these outdoor living, dining, cooking, bathing and lounging spaces blend seamlessly with the serene Hill Country landscape. A true retreat in the hills, perfect for entertaining.
Echoing the rectangular urban layout of historic Hyde Park, this garden features a clean geometry of stone, cast concrete and steel. This modern backyard includes an Ipé deck, sport lawn, citrus and herb plantings, and a custom driveway. An outdoor lounging area crafted from stone benches creates a flexible entertaining space.
How do you accommodate active twins while maintaining a grown-up getaway? Create the ultimate play space up front with a custom in-ground trampoline, then build a meditative retreat out back with an Ipé deck, Japanese hot tub and extensive privacy plantings. Near Zilker Park, this project blends tranquility and playfulness for a perfect family-friendly living space.
One of our most popular projects, this urban farm landscape is both sophisticated and fully functional. A working vegetable garden is fed by rainwater harvesting and composting; chickens and bees help contribute to self-sufficiency, along with a green house and productive pecan trees. A custom-built water feature adds a touch of modern elegance and serenity to the space.
This East Austin space shows that small things can still pack a big punch. The cozy lot in the Meuller neighborhood features outdoor dining, living and lounging with a Leuders limestone patio and clumping bamboo for privacy screening. An Ipé deck and bench with bistro lights round out a complete outdoor entertaining experience.
Overlooking the northwest hills of Austin, this project showcases a custom firepit that features firewood storage as a privacy screen. Our precision stone, wood and metal work is on display here, with outdoor dining and lounging spaces in Ipé and Leuders. Steel plate edging frames the beds and defines the hearty live oak.
Situated on a large, shaded lot in the historic Hyde Park neighborhood, we designed this space with minimal plantings to showcase the traditional/modern mix of the bungalow home. Sport lawns provide ample play space for the kids, while a private meditation garden and outdoor dining space blend seamlessly with the surrounding old-growth trees.
The owners of this Travis Heights home, both accomplished triathletes, wanted a space to shower and unwind after grueling training runs. The stone wall and Ipé privacy fencing on this master patio provide total privacy for the outdoor shower and custom-built therapeutic spa nestled in a hardwood deck and Leuders patio.
Backing up to busy South Congress, this property required privacy and sophistication in a compact space. Creative terracing overcame sloping issues and screening vegetation added privacy and reduced noise. Steel plate and pea gravel steps are softened by cascading ground cover and lead to an outdoor entertaining area that reflects the angles and geometry of the home’s architecture.
A stone’s throw south of Austin, this Wimberley home is an intriguing mix of rural and modern. The playful landscape design integrates seamlessly with the surrounding wildscape, splashing pops of color and whimsy, creating a truly unique character. Large areas of decomposed granite define living spaces from natural areas. The highly drought-tolerant landscape is also deer-resistant, and gives way to stone walls, a zigzag stone and steel bench and a fieldstone front entrance. Rainwater collection and a grilling fire pit round out this bright, entertaining space.
B Jane Gardens transformed the thirsty, weed-infested lawn of this Travis Heights home into an urban garden, planting native and adapted vegetation in the shade of mature live oaks. Elsewhere, heat-loving xeric plants thrive in full-sun areas. The addition of a simple water feature quiets the busy street and creates an oasis in the garden, while butterfly plants attract wildlife and contribute to the sense of tranquility and relaxation.