View of the privacy walls from the driveway showing the layered composition at the entry to the courtyard.
The wall composition allows a foreshadowing of the courtyard experience.
The entry sequence includes a reflecting pool defined by the converging axes of the architecture.
The reflecting pool was inspired by the Gulf of Mexico that is visible through the home. Water spills from a fountain head at the front door drawing the visitor to the entry.
A view from the porous gravel yard shows the scale and composition of various garden components designed to link the architecture to the site.
A sense of quiet is achieved through dynamic shade and shadow created by the privacy walls, bamboo sculpture, coconut palms and clay urns.
The garden at dusk is both tranquil and dramatic. This detail shows the grid of the entry sidewalk extending into the water basin and up the other side onto the coping.
View from front door looking to the courtyard garden highlighting the bamboo sculpture, fountain, stepping stones and reflecting pool.