The landscape for this ultra contemporary Jericho home was for clients who stressed the importance of minimalism, low maintenance and a design that complemented their extraordinary 270 degree view of the ocean and mountains. The severe grade on all four sides of the property provided an interesting challenge. Through the use of glass and artful terracing we created a visual and functional solution that lifts you from the sidewalk to the front door. We used traditional elements of grandeur in a contemporary setting—the wide, lit staircase was set with a red aluminum stripe into the concrete to add visual energy and movement to the architecture.
Details are everything in this design: the concrete retaining walls were dyed dark grey to match the home and contrast the red aluminium; custom cut granite steps and pavers made from imported granite fit together like a jigsaw flanking low growing blue, orange and white perennials and evergreen trees. Loose, leafy planting provide balance and contrast to the sharp, linear elements of the design. Two pines planted in the front and back of the home maintain its good Chi. Custom fabricated fencing and hedging provide the clients with privacy and their raised, astro turf seating area gives them the low maintenance outdoor social space they have always wanted.
Jericho, Vancouver, B.C.