HGTV Green Home 2011: Front Yard Pictures

Inspired by the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright and combined with subtle nods to airplane design, the front facade of HGTV Green Home serves up both style and comfortable outdoor living space.

  • HGTV Green Home 2011 Front of Home Wide Shot

    The landscape design incorporates native and ornamental grasses growing in the park across the street from the home. In keeping with the home’s prairie style, plants and shrubs that comeplement the vertical design were chosen.

  • HGTV Green Home 2011 GMC Terrain Wide Shot

    English oak creates a privacy fence to buffer the outdoor space from the road. “We wanted the owner to have the ability to sit and enjoy that outdoor fire pit without having to see everybody that walked by,” says landscape architect Brad Fox.

  • HGTV Green Home 2011 GMC Terrain Close Up Grille

    “Everything has an element of design,” says Brad. Landscape plantings were chosen to complement the vertical nature of the home and for their drought tolerance.

  • HGTV Green Home 2011 Front Patio Roof Line

    Ornamental grasses add texture and color in the front yard. Varieties include Karl Foerster grass and fescue. Globe conifers were added in the front yard to lend texture during winter months.

  • HGTV Green Home 2011 Front Entryway

    Permeable pavers clad a series of steps that lead from the sidewalk to the front door. Potted grasses, which soften the pathway, will require little maintenance throughout the year.

  • HGTV Green Home 2011 Front Door Detail

    The front door is inset and hidden from the street to assure privacy. The door, coated in a shade of sunny yellow, hints at the home’s color palette. “That door says, ‘Look at me. I’m here. I’m full of energy. I’m fun. I’m happy,’” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.

  • HGTV Green Home 2011 Front Patio and Plants

    A cantilever shades the front entry. Inspired by airplane design, the roof is sheathed in a standing seam metal roof panel with a factory-applied finish. The underside is clad in 4-inch tongue-and-groove cedar.

  • HGTV Green Home 2011 Front Patio Roof Detail

    The cantilever, supported by two steel beams, features a slight slope that allows water to drain into integral gutters along the roof’s perimeter. The structure is designed and built to withstand snow loads of 30 pounds per square foot as well as winds of up to 90 miles per hour.

  • Green Home 2011 Patio and GMC Terrain SUV

    Although artificial turf has been installed in the side yard, the front yard features bluegrass, which will require only biweekly watering.

  • Green Home 2011 and GMC Terrain SUV Wide Shot

    The home exterior is clad in smooth and scraped synthetic limestone and fiber-cement siding, a product composed of 50-percent recycled content (fly ash) and wood-fiber pulp supplied from sustainably managed forests.

  • HGTV Green Home 2011 Front Side Angle

    Flowering perennials include Shasta daisies, black-eyed Susans, coral bells, salvia, Russian sage, yarrow, shrub roses and Snow in Summer, a ground cover that will provide a blanket of white blooms twice per year.

  • HGTV Green Home 2011 Front Solar Panels

    A 5-kilowatt solar panel system will generate 75 percent of the home’s energy.

  • HGTV Green Home 2011 Front Entryway

    Roman brick, a hallmark of prairie-style homes, is reimagined at HGTV Green Home 2011 as thin-set black brick, which is manufactured within 30 miles of the home site.

  • HGTV Green Home 2011 Front of Home at Sunset

    Blast fencing, reclaimed from the former Stapleton International Airport, finds new use as landscape edging.

  • HGTV Green Home 2011 Front of Home After Dark

    When evening falls, recessed lights illuminate the front step. An aluminum lantern in a bronze finish adds a contemporary touch at the front entry.

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