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A new build in a mountain town gets a striking landscape design (with no lawn in sight!) that is both industrial and modern.

Photo by Dan DeGrush

Warm welcome

The front mirrors the back, with board-form concrete serving as the base and a cor-ten steel planter holding a showy bristlecone pine and blonde ambition grass.

Photo by Dan DeGrush


The huge L-shaped custom raised planters, made of cor-ten steel, whose deep color complements the setting, help frame the space. They are filled with a range of plantings, including colorado manzanita, autumn brilliance serviceberry, red yucca, heavy metal switchgrass, sunset hyssop, angelina sedum, crystal river veronica, yellow ice plant, and little trudy catmint.

Photo by Dan DeGrush

Private path

A walkway on the side of the backyard passes beneath striking I-beams that will eventually be covered with the amethyst falls wisteria, making for a beautiful arbor.

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