This residence was really fun to design. It gave me an opportunity to get outside of the typical Colorado/mountain landscape that is so popular in this time and day. A modern design to me consist of straight lines, different textures, vertical elements, and of course concrete. There was quit a bit of elevation change on this site so I decided to split it into three different areas, complemented with various planting beds. The first area is right off the back door and is meant to eventually house a hot tub but for now serves as a grill area. Planning in advance, i used several columnar oak, ornamental grasses, and pyramidal junipers to provide as a year long planting screen. The grill/hot tub area steps down to the lower patio through the use of cantilevered concrete steps. This patio will be primarily used as a dining/social area that will lead to a small lawn space and also the driveway.