Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Some Pics of our Custom Work

I thought I'd show some examples of the custom work I have been doing over the last month or so. The first project is a steel and Ipe door. This is a tremendous home which lacked a formal entrance from the street. The owners wanted something that would give them privacy, continue the theme of the house, but bring some warm tones to the steel and cinder block construction. After a couple renderings and material samples we came up with this design that really finished off the house.

Customer Testimonial
"We just wanted to thank you again for all of your design creativity, superb craftsmanship and professionalism with the creation of our new Ipe/steel exterior door!

To say we are thrilled with the results is an understatement: we came to you with a very vague concept and you returned a masterpiece. We couldn't have envisioned a more perfect complement to our existing entryway. The door is the focal-point of the front exterior and we couldn't be HAPPIER!

Here's to nothing but success with all of your future Outdoor Design endeavors!

We look forward to working with you again soon,
Kim & Eric"

The next project was a result of a terrible situation. A drunk driver veered off the road and ran into their tree on the corner of this house. The driver ended up ok, but destroyed the railroad ties and permanently damaged the tree. Our major design constrain with this project was the 18" tall square of soil and roots left behind. The soil could not be excavated because of the root system. The main goal was to make the raised square in their yard look like it wasn't a raised sqaure in their yard. To do this, I brought in several levels to draw the eye down and created planters at two of the corners to break up the space. The project turned out great and transformed the once mundane corner into a showpiece.