About a year ago, KBLA was coupled with a property owner and their location out at the foot of the blue ridge mountains, set back from a major highway and tucked in-between adjacent neighboring woodland area properties. What had once been a designed partner piece to a larger high-end home design project, has now become an orphaned property landscape plan. KBLA was asked to re-develop and re-design the adjacent outdoor space as extension of the home’s internal living environment, as well as provide analysis and design of proposed screen solution to existing un-desirable viewsheds of the aforementioned highway and neighboring property buildings. In addition to planned removal of un-wanted hardscape found within the old design, KBLA was also asked to provide designed re-alignment alternatives for existing shared entrance access road, to both provide an enhanced sense of entrance into the client’s distinctive property area, as well as provide buffer to shut off view-shed of pass-through vehicle access and noise pollution.
The second phase of this projects installation is currently underway. Existing lawn/yard mow pattern adjacent to client house has been adjusted and reduced for more formalized relation to building footprint and more distinct passive recreation area and sense of place central to the home. Peripheral edge treatments are being tossed aside and boundary-lines blurred with a more naturalized informal edge transition that utilizes the re-establishment of native meadow plant species. Meadow mix is also being utilized within the configuration of close-in select yard footprint areas.
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