Private Residence, Dallas, Texas
Alley access to a house typically transforms the back into the daily arrival and departure to a residence. This garden is principally designed as a pleasant and generous entrance to the house from a gated car park inside the alley. An expansive cedar deck and a grove of existing trees doubles the usable square footage of the house. The new garden is actually designed for its principal users which are two elderly cats named Rocky and Cadenza. Access between the different surfaces is handled with earthen ramps to accommodate the two geriatric felines and new plantings that define the space of the garden, provide numerous alternatives for them to seek shade and cover.