The backyard fountain provides a focal point from the rear of the residence. It is bordered by a wall that frames the large patio while also serving as extensive seating for entertaining.
This city residence experiences severe drainage issues. The home was situated toward the rear of the lot so that the front lawns could be developed intensively. These lawns accommodate the water flows, and also provide a traditional grassed area to frame the home and provide for young children and their yard games. The smaller backyard also received similar treatment so that the entire property accommodates, rather than obstructs, significant neighborhood storm runoff.