Landscape serves as the catalyst to create a dialogue between structure and surrounding environment with this home near White Rock Lake. Transitional landscape around the perimeter of the site compliments the park and lake beyond with its native and adaptive plantings that reinforce the prairie setting of the home. A low fieldstone wall creates an unobtrusive separation between street and structure, providing an entry procession to the home. The enclosure of the backyard is a modern reinterpretation of the rural picket fence that serpentines through the landscape offering a sculptural quality. A screen porch provides a retreat within the contemplative setting of this part of the garden, and the sound of water provided by a small oval pool tucked into the landscape muffles external city noise. Plantings across the site provide strong seasonal interest, keeping the structured garden colorful and full of wildlife year round.
Architect: Cunningham Architects