This was a renovation project for a house with a surrounding pet hotel. Linea Hortus was responsible for the throughout outdoor space. When visitors drop off or pick up their pets, it’s intented that they can enjoy the scenery. The romantic benches next to the water clearly invite people to do so.
The surroundings of the Pajottenland
With the meadows and arable fields of the Pajottenland, a major interference with nature would have been a pity. That’s why the plantation in the region was respected: we see a lot of local plants, amplified with the more architectural elements around the house.
The entrance on the front door is accentuated with hedge structures in carpinus and wavy pruned boxwood massives. There is a direct connection between the outdoor space and the higher situated living areas.
On the outside we see a lot of gravel materials (dolomite), with stepping stones of Chines blue stone that restrict bringing in grit. In the back, there is a dining terrace made of ipé-wood, facing a poultry run.
A gradual transition
These more architectural elements embrace the landscape. Groups of grasses like Molinia and other massifs in the natural looking plantation, ensure that there’s a gradual transition. It doesn’t look cultivated at all! The ‘Cornus alba Siberia’, the white cornel, has a beautiful red branch stracture when it defoliates. In combination with the sear grasses, this creates an alluring picture in winter.
It is clear that an abrupt transition between people and nature was not an option. The garden blends beautifully in the surroundings, so we dare call this a successful project.