Greenwood Village, CO
Dakin has been working on this ongoing project since 2005. On this estate, landscape takes precedence. All architecture is oriented toward the garden. Avid gardeners, the clients are creating a park-like estate and permacultural paradise with multiple uses. Chickens, ducks, food crops and areas of restored native prairie merge with a walking labyrinth, patches of formal lawn for croquet, charred wood fences and an outdoor shower. A complex irrigation system was designed to draw alternately from wells and cisterns. Mature trees onsite were preserved and moved to new locations.