Blum Residence

The landscape design concept responds to the client’s vision, values and desire to create an environment that evokes and celebrates the vernacular landscape systems found in the Rocky Mountains. Streams, ponds, woodland forest, wildflower meadows and rock outcroppings came to represent the basic ingredients needed to establish the environments of the proposed landscape.

The landscape architect integrated the client’s desire to create a setting that was wild and native on one hand and intimate and manicured on the other. To accomplish such dichotomy, the design approach looked at the home and its influence onto the landscape. This influence needed to be clear both in its dimensions and treatments. From conceptual design forward, finding the point at which those disparate elements could blend became a challenge to the landscape architect.