Bucktown Three – Chicago, IL

The serene geometry of this Bucktown home is reflected in the landscape design. Tranquility is achieved through simplicity and restraint with a focus on light, transparency and reflection. Carefully placed birch trees act as a forest providing privacy at one end of the garden. Naturally weathering materials including a Cor-Ten steel garden wall, a monumental bench constructed of black locust wood and the perimeter concrete walls add powerful earth tones to a spare and controlled palette. White birch trunks, boulders, limestone paving and fractured gravel walkways echo the home’s dominant hue, emphasizing light and space.

March 22, 2015