This pioneer-era farm house in Salt Lake City is now home to a small family that wanted their landscape brought up to date to fit their lifestyle, while still respecting the home’s historic character. The design of the front yard weaves history, native plantings, vegetable gardens, and updated house colors into a functional design that simultaneously increases the home’s curb appeal. The backyard is an entertaining space, with a modified patio that encourages flow from indoor to outdoor rooms. A pergola wraps the yard and terminates at a fire pit with a built-in seat wall for intimate gatherings. The backyard also encourages nature play for the family’s small children. A weeping mulberry is a perfect hideout, and the lawn space is ideal for rolling around with the family dog. The Gibson Residence Landscape was featured in Country Garden’s Magazine in 2019.
March 23, 2012