Blu Design Group realized the garden for this mid-century home located in the historic neighborhood of Arapahoe 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.

I feel the house is a work of art, and I feel the same way about the garden!
Sliding glass doors, long ribbon windows and whopping panes of glass allow plenty of sunshine to pour through the house and invite the outside in. An open floor plan and clean lines stretch from den to patio bring the inside out
Outside, the spotlight goes to the stone, gravel, trees and plants; there are no fussy flower beds or lawn decor.
The idea was to very lightly create outdoor space that extended the living space.
One principle of midcentury-modern architecture is the design application of blurring the line between inside and outside — essentially bringing the outside in and the inside out.

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