Archive for Lake Bluff Ranch

Lake Bluff Ranch, Plan

Overall site plan

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Lake Bluff Ranch, Gate Detail

Notice how the louver detail on the custom gate takes its design from the garage doors

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Lake Bluff Ranch, Rustic Wall and Plants

A close-up of the retaining walls and the color and texture contrasts of the plants look great in mid-summer

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Lake Bluff Ranch, Arbor

The arbor defines the eating area, the brick insert adds to the ground plane texture, and the fireplace provides the terminus.  The grill station encloses the north corner of the bluestone sitting spot.

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Lake Bluff Ranch, Rear Yard

Looking back down toward the eating area, the rear yard is flanked by a flagstone path

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Lake Bluff Ranch, Front Walk and Entry Court

In the front yard, the idea was to provide an outdoor room at the front door.  The natural plantings are pleasant below the existing canopy

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Lake Bluff Ranch, Rose Garden Terrace

The Rose Garden is elevated above the front entry by about 18″.  This called for the need to retain the area with the same rustic wall as in back.

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