Amazing Garden For Arapahoe Acres Residence by Blu Design Group
Blu Design Group realized the garden for this mid-century home located in the historic neighborhood ofArapahoe Acres in Englewood, Colorado. Designed on the principles of mid-century architecture and influenced by the fathers of modern landscape architecture, the garden celebrates the uninterrupted flow among indoor and outdoor spaces. The house and the garden pushes each square foot to its full potential. In fact, the two complement each other so completely that you can think of the garden as an extra room — just another part of the house! Exterior and interior designs that work together to provoke a single mood or feeling was key during midcentury-modern’s heyday, from the mid-1930s through the early ’60s. Architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, whose principles of organic design — matching human dwellings to their natural surroundings — helped define the movement. In the garden, that goal was achieved largely with plants, such as shrubs, trees and flower beds, and outdoor elements, like rocks, fences and patios, strategically placed to create individual spaces and give the illusion of layers and depth.