Backyard Oasis Rye, NY
Constructed in 2009 this pond is cantalevered by a back deck. The homeowner wanted to use an existing piece of statuary to highlight the new watergarden installation. This piece entitled “Rain” focuses on a figure who seems to be presenting something. Why not make this piece the center of attention as he presents the waterfalls to his viewers.
Complete Transformation Waccabuc, NY
Upon exiting the backdoor of the residence the visitor steps into the open air dining area. This spacious patio, surrounded by splashes of bright floral color, allows for plenty of gathering space around the centrally located outdoor kitchen. Due to the family’s elegant tastes and the materials and lighting chosen an environment was created that continues to welcome guests as twighlight arrives. The terracing on this project makes the most out of previously unusable space.
Faced with an unusable space that was covered in trees and brush and riddled with rock outcroppings this family from Goldens Bridge, NY struggled with thoughts on how to beautify the area next to their inground swimming pool. TRD designs was consulted and they offered up the solution you see below. By using the rock outcroppings as focal features of the new landscape they were able to incorporate a pondless waterfall that comes right up to the poolside. This feature was built completely from rock boulders found within the unusable area. With a secluded patio adjoining the feature the family often spends their evenings out by the pool in the glow of the tiki torch lighting.
TRD designs was called in to completely transform this backyard. A new PONDLESS WATERFALL was created. This water feature works in conjunction with a rainwater harvesting system using the water gathered from the roof of the residence to supply the feature with water. It was essential that the family had a place to retreat to within their backyard. Pathways and stone stairways were constructed in order to reach the new terraced patio. When relaxing on this patio the family can enjoy the waterfall that runs right alongside or gather around the integrated fire ring which is propane powered.
Rooftop Garden Manhattan, NY
In 2011 TRD was called in to spruce up this rooftop in Manhattan. The clients were lucky enough to have the access to this rooftop getaway but were cursed with having to stare at the exhaust fans of the ventilation system for the building. TRD anchored this design with sleek new planterboxes. When your garden is eight stories up in the air the winds can be strong and extra care was taken to insulate the planters prior to planting. Dwarf white pines, Japanese maples, lots of live bamboo and a tri-color dogwood are just some of the plants that add to the ambience created by a small fountain which is situated against the backdrop of a stained bamboo fence.
This restoration project was completed in the summer of 2009. The clients needed a new front walkway to replace the original brick path. TRD also designed a new 4 seasons room to be added on the left of the house. Meanwhile the backyard slope was totally transformed into usable space by removing the earth in the area to create a usable terrace. This created the backyard they never had and piece of mind that the children had somewhere safe to play.
Fox Valley Park