Private Residence in Coral Gables
The concept for the design was to capture a very exposed space next to the master bedroom of the house as convert it into a totally private garden for quiet reflection, reading, sunning and meditating. The low perimeter wall creates privacy from the street and weaves playfully from the giant tamarind tree and falls southward before finally turning to hide in the tall palms and establish the southern border of the garden. This allows the driveway to serve traffic as well as cars.
The hardscape materials are a combination of poured in place concrete, sea shells and native coral rock. They blend seamlessly into their surroundings.To allow for open vistas towards the golf course from the living room, no planting was proposed except for an ‘old man’s palm’ which looks as if it had been sitting there all along… the east lawn extends into golf course and the horizon beyond.