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2008 February 11 | Berlin+Opsal Residence :: Dallas, TX

Archive for February 11th, 2008

THE PROGRESS OF DECOMPOSITION

coretensteel_update.jpgDay 65 and it’s starting to take shades. The corten steel continues to patina along the front of the home and the back side. It’s slowly starting to work its way inward from the edges of the sheets. It has kind of a humorous flame-stitch pattern to it right now, but a few more rainy weeks and it should all start to fill in.

LET’S GO GREEN

kessler_nolandscape1.jpgkessler_landscape_b.jpgkessler_landscape_a.jpgLandscaping in the front of the house has started with a beautiful full row of liberty holly trees that will be groomed into a perfect rectangular shape over time. The holly will provide a year-round screen of deep deep green color and privacy for the front of the home. Outside of those are four gorgeous cedar elm trees for additional privacy during the spring, summer and fall. They’ll bloom with vibrant green buds in the spring and turn to a fiery yellow in the fall just before losing their leaves.