Rose City Park Has a Unique Outdoor Living Space Landscape Problem
As a landscape designer, I’m always delighted to work on challenging projects — especially when the solution exceeds the clients’ expectations. That’s exactly what happened with the corner lot landscape design in Rose City Park neighborhood that Landscape Design in a Day’s Alana Chau recently completed.
City Corner Lot Needs a Functional Front Walk
This N.E. Portland property had a large front yard with an old-fashioned walkway that started from the corner of the lot. This walkway didn’t fit the property’s needs as it did not provide direct access to the front door and chopped up all of the usable space. The solution? Move the entry pathway for convenient access to the front door to the side street so that the entire front yard could be used for play, edibles, and community connection. And while we are at it, update the hardscape landscaping materials to match the values of the beautiful old house.
Hardscape Materials for Entry Path
When it came to hardscape materials, we chose a mix of Castone faux flagstone pavers, crushed rock, steel edging for the path to the private family dining area, The front walk was a soft cream colored Mutual Materials paver called Victorian that bring this old-fashioned landscape up to modern times. The corner path is more Castone faux flagstone pavers that were carefully spaced to fit the stride of a particular small child. Yes we have the cute photo of her using the path but nope not sharing that photo with anyone but our clients. Sorry.
Continue reading about the Rose City Park corner lot transformation in our upcoming Part 2.
We enjoy a good challenge. Landscape Design in a Day was the perfect fit for this active young family. The clients were thrilled with the design and felt very much a part of the design team. Making their landscape work functionally and fulfill the clients dreams was a joy for Alana. Contact us to talk about your ideal hardscape landscaping and planting dreams.