Studio Balcones designed the landscape for this quiet and modern home designed by Tim Cuppett Architects.
The site drops down dramatically to Shoal Creek and is composed of three zones: a street level entrance courtyard with quiet brick paving, custom gabion benches, and a perennial garden; a circular custom concrete dipping pool, brick terrace, and herb garden to the west of the house; and a looser landscape as backdrop with stone retaining walls, sweeps of native plantings, and a large boulder landing at the creek’s edge.
The house cleverly splits the grade with a series of stepped gardens and custom limestone steps that dip under the living room bridge, leading to the larger backyard. A water runnel runs alongside the steps, carrying collected rainwater through grates and pipes that is then funneled through a rock creek bed, down to Shoal Creek. As the site includes numerous existing Heritage Trees, the design protects and celebrates these majestic Live Oaks and Cedar Elms.