Landscape design in Ladue.
Inspired by the adage, “Work with what you are given. Take away from one area, add to another, but always respect the beauty of the original site,” we helped a new-build homeowner create a more welcoming front yard and a more private pool area in the back. To open the front, we removed sweet gum trees and gently molded the land to roll from the house to the entry — a stone bridge crossing an existing creek. In the back, we took advantage of a natural courtyard, sinking the area and using it to cloister the pool and round tanning area. A gentle garden wall curve was used to contain the pool area and offset the formal lines of the pool.