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The house was designed on a 5-foot grid, which helps the building and landscape come together. Zoysia grass was used in the front yard because it is more draught tolerant and likes edge conditions.
Arts and Entertainment Wednesday, Sep. 26, 2012 10 years ago

Home & Garden: Living on the grid

by: Loren Mayo Black Tie Editor

David Young, of DWY landscape architects, says the goal behind this Hawthorne Street home was to create a little drama but still keep it simple.

Everything came down to attention to detail. Nothing about the landscaping is organic, free-form or cutesy.

“It is good form, a nice composition in the courtyard and an interesting plant selection,” Young says. “The little water feature in the pool is on the axis with the dining room and, for us, it’s the total design that speaks to the way it is going to be used. No one thing stands out. There are no annuals staring at you. It’s understated that way.”

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