This optometrist office has never looked better! We capitalized on the buildings new paint colors by adding tiered cor-ten steel planters and native plants that reflect the South Texas spirit. Significant grade changes provided a design opportunity for added interest and make this business a community landmark. This project also has built in value by reducing maintenance and water use without sacrificing beauty.
The design for the front garden of this residence focuses on a layering of plant material to soften the courtyard wall, focus your view on the main entrance, and balance the house volume. The courtyard features a pergola and water feature surrounded by palm trees, topiary, and cacti for a modern twist. The combination of dappled shade, falling water, and sweet scents create a wonderful sensory experience. We always strive to create a design that results in the best house on the block! ⠀
Andrew Heffner is a registered landscape architect in Michigan and Texas. He earned his Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University.