Front Entry Redo

This project involved coming up with a new way of reaching the front door traversing a steep grade.

I accomplished this by utilizing precast concrete steps. I doubled up the top step to make the approach safer, and slightly staggered the other ones. Prefabricated steps kept the step height consistent and dependable, very important assets to a great entry. A small entry patio was incorporated into the area to let people rest on their way up to the main door. I pulled the whole entry out away from the residence to help facilitate an easier step transition. It was also tucked back into the hillside about 4’ to add some space to the driveway.

The retaining of the area was done with massive gray fractured rock that complimented the brick on the house nicely. Rock was used for retaining because it can slightly float through the seasons with very little harm. The step area came down onto a newly poured curving concrete pad.

The client loved roses, so we planted those along with evergreens and grasses. Crevasses in the rocks were also planted with sedums. We extended the landscape plan up and around the corner of the residence to work with what already existed.

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