Coconut Grove Bungalow
This Grove bungalow was once part of a larger commune that has since been subdivided. With such a small area, the clients needed a garden that would create interest and privacy while leaving as much functional space as possible. A new patio was built using bricks reclaimed from on site. Coralstone and crushed granite were added to the material palette to create contrast. Particular attention was given to paving patterns, borders, and symmetry in the hardscape design to provide dimension and complexity. A mix of native, tropical, and edible plants honors Coconut Grove's jungle aesthetic. The garden is sprinkled with flowers but the main interest comes from a remarkable diversity of plant textures.