Modern Coastal Landscape

Careful planning by Borden Landscape Design ensures this low-maintenance landscape is a good match for both the home's Modern architecture and waterfront Florida location.

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September 25, 2015

Photo By: Ryan Gamma

Photo By: BORDEN Landscape Design

Photo By: BORDEN Landscape Design

Photo By: Ryan Gamma

Photo By: Ryan Gamma

Low-Maintenance Goes Mod

Consisting of large square concrete pads, interspersed with artificial turf and gravel, this property's low-maintenance landscape takes its cues from the home's straight lines, right angles and modern, streamlined aesthetic.

Hard + Soft

Closer to the entryway, the concrete pads give way to layered plantings of palm trees and other hardy tropical plants. Raised containers filled with trailing plants and succulents add softness while the gray beach pebbles surrounding the concrete pads are a permeable surface for rainwater. 

Night-Time Interest

This crushed stone walkway is lined with sculptural palms, which make a dramatic statement when illuminated with landscape lighting.

Party-Ready Backyard

The back of this modern home features a covered patio with two separate seating areas. The patio leads to an infinity-edge pool flanked by maintenance-free artificial turf. A pair of small gas fire pits add illumination and create cozy spots for guests to gather round on chilly nights. 

Backyard With a View

Oriented to maximize sunset views across Sarasota Bay, Fla., this breathtaking backyard embodies modern coastal living. 

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