Visit Privee: A contemporary and family garden Colombes
So friendly and easy garden everyday living, aesthetic and contemporary. It is however aspired this young family when she urges the landscape Nicolas Bertaudiere, after living for several years in this house.
Many changes took place in the interior but nothing in the garden, which boiled down to an almost empty square. It lacked all the more, the stay directly on the outside by a large bay window. So the couple wanted an agrement garden for the whole family, composed of a beautiful green space, a solarium and a downstairs lounge, separate dining area. The difficulty ? It took cope with real constraints between a vis-a-vis major, the will to keep a central space clears so that children are playing and the existence of a massive wart in the garden: EDF a large concrete block, places side by side in a wooden garage.
Coup d ‘eye
Who lives here: a young dynamic family with two young teens
location: in Colombes, Ile-de-France
area: 250 m?
Landscape architect: Nicolas Bertaudiere, Garden Trotter
Date: project delivery in 2012
budget: 23 000 euros (including horticultural works, supply of plants and tanks, grassing, supply a new wooden floor and painting of facades)
Trivia: » This was to keep a c? Ur garden clears enough so that boys can play football. So he had to put tough all around! «
Photos: Nicolas Bertaudiere
The entire garden kissing a glance, from the bay window of the lounge. Redraws and structure of many Plant, he paradoxically gains in depth while filling. On both sides, the outer walls were preserved in the state. » Their whiteness was a source of brightness for the garden «, said Nicolas.
On the neighboring parcel, a huge bay tree flourishes. His shadow extends in the bottom of the garden, which has allowed the landscape to place a number of pretty plants, known shade. To hide the concrete block he put on a Japanese maple. » It is a large tree and light foliage, whose family can enjoy well into the fall or it takes very beautiful colors. «
Open the heart of the garden is covered with grass only, which allows the two boys of the family will roll their football!
The wooden terrace was Retained. » She was not in bad condition and was well positioned. This is afrormosia, exotic wood species, naturally rot. A small beacon lights had even already been integrated into the floor. « Good, the landscape took the opportunity to focus on the rest. » including plant was three cypresses against each white walls, mirrored, and each side of the large terrace. Columnar and climbing quickly in height, they shall protect the terrace vis-a-vis the while enhancing their graphic nature. The owners love these trees that remind them of the South. « Implicitly, Provence has so reheat it ca garden and, through the presence of trees and lavender.
The stalls lining the main terrace of the house is materialized by several small plantations. Bluish gray and purple, it almost serves as a link between the shaded wooden terrace and the bright green of the lawn. » It contains Festuca glauca, blue fescue or which are persistent grasses. Foliage, round and bluish, is pretty graphic and rest the year «, we do we precise.
Nicolas prescribed the furniture for outdoor living. » It’s really high-end, home Gandia Blasco. « The family should be able to enjoy delicious long time shares in its outdoor seating.
To meet at the request of the family, who was desirous to have some intimacy in his garden, Nicolas was looking how to reduce the vis-a-vis. » Sometimes just a few well-placed plants. Here there were also garages, whose top EXCEEDED relative to the white outer wall. So we wanted to both prevent and hide behind the house to see into the garden. To avoid saturating the space with a hedge, I opted for stem trees. Ligustrum japonicum of, or Troenes Japan, who helps me draw a line along the wall while setting the pace. Flowering white panicle is very beautiful and lasts from July to October! « As they grow very quickly and are rustic, it has allowed the family no longer see the top of garages. And not to be seen neighbors. Along the white wall, botanical line splits. There is one that draws the height trees and one that flourishes at their feet. » We wanted to retain some sense of space between the two, leaving room for the white wall. «
In the garden, Nicolas explains that he » painted garage and EDF block in the same shade of gray, to have a unity of tone between the two facades «. And to give the feeling that they do more than one.
» It reminds dark gray siding of the house and allows the green vegetal is good to detach «, He says.
The table and chairs furnishing the second terrace-added, were from Fermob. Magnet receive the couple wished to have an extension table on which to eat up to eight or ten people.
One of the highlights Elements of the project lies in the addition of a second and new terrace, in the background. Which encourages the whole family to enjoy the garden in its entirety. Furthermore, it was for the landscaping to soften the lines and stalls with vegetal ground.
Quid colors desired by customers? » They loved and wanted tonalites fall foliage contrasts. «
The furniture is sand color. » He needed something neutral to make room for the Plant. Especially since we had already brings two big colored dots in this garden, with square pots in bright red lacquered resin. «
That which we so far perceives in the bottom of the garden, allows to structure the space by not giving the impression that the fleet on the grass terrace.
To bring the brightness in the bottom of the garden, the landscape has also chosen to plant Japanese anemones, which have a characteristic white flowering, graphic and delicate.
A straight red pot plant is a Hydrangea arborescens ‘Annabelle’. His particuliarity ? » Having large tassels, green, whitening gradually. « Here too, it was to bring sweetness and light in a gray area.
» The small tree that overhangs the anemones Cercis canadensis is a ‘Forest Pansy’. He is led to be great, we have chosen to inhabit the center of the garden. « In addition, it offers a very beautiful flower. » Flowers of a pink purplish grow directly on the wood around March, before the leaves in the shape of heart, arrived. » So an early shaft that allows the spring to occur quickly in this garden. Which necessarily gladdens the heart of those who benefit!
View from the garden before the intervention of Garden Trotter. It was an empty rectangle, overlooking an ugly concrete block attached to a wooden garage. The facades of the bottom, real back-garden plan, were so completely mismatched.
Here are the sketches that served as first base Garden Trotter.
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