Gibson Residence

Gibson residence front yard from the sidewalk.

This pioneer era farmhouse in Salt Lake City is now home to a small family that needed their landscape to be brought up to date while respecting their historic sensibilities. The design of the front yard weaves history, native plantings, vegetable gardens, and updated house colors into a functional design that increases the homes curb appeal. The back yard is an entertaining space with a modified patio that encourages flow to and from landscape and house. A pergola wraps the yard and terminates at a fire pit with a seat wall. The back-yard provides opportunities for nature play for the family’s small children with a weeping mulberry and lawn space.