This courtyard garden extends the living space of a mid-century home in Shoreline. Architectural concrete walls impose strong lines in the landscape and enclose the space while allowing it to breathe. Reclaimed timber beams are a counterpoint in both warmth and time to the concrete and steel. The floor of the space features 19th century ballast bricks and rough granite from 21st century China.
Steel I-Beams, Architectural Concrete
Creeping Red Thyme, Chardonnay Grape, Mexican Feather Grass
Rustic, reclaimed beams frame the main garden room, and add a warmer elements complimenting the steel.
Softening the hardscape is a rich planting palette, including a grape vine trained onto the overhead beams, and a corten steel planter built into the “window” on the South side of the courtyard.
Lots of living is happening in a compact gem of a garden