An urban garden + adjacent writer's studio replace a ho-hum back yard.
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Inspired by Japanese precedents and our client's love of mossy Pacific Northwest landscapes, we conceived of a multi-purpose outdoor space that would look good in all seasons, with materials that weather well. A cast-in-place paving scheme designates zones for a barbecue grill, a cedar soaking tub, a fire pit, and dining area. A maple tree forms the focal point and will grow to shade the yard.
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A 7-foot-tall cedar fence is sheathed on both sides to afford maximum privacy for owner and neighbor.
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The fire pit is made of board-formed concrete with Cor-Ten weep holes for drainage.
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Mid-way through construction, the owner decided to convert the garage into an office, as he liked it too much to give it over to parking.
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Mid-way through construction, the owner decided to convert the garage into an office, as he liked it too much to give it over to parking.
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Board formed concrete is softened by moss.
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Moss + Mint: A yard of cast-in-place concrete pavers can be rather stark. But Scotch moss is soft underfoot, and mixes with fragrant, steppable Corsican mint.
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  • Anna M Campbell

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