Peter Owen

A Design For An Outdoor Living Space With Limited Room To Work With Owen Landscape Architect has just completed a design for an outdoor living space in the golf course community of Lora Bay, located outside of the town of Thornbury – a few hours north of Toronto.  Although the site presented some challenges due …

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Outdoor Living Courtyard in Doulton Estates, Mississauga

CONVEYING DESIGN INTENT Through 3D Rendering ______________________________________ The concept refined and labelled. View from dining area looking towards the living room pavilion. Note the water feature set on top of the plinth. A close-up view of the outdoor living room pavilion. The view from the lawn area showing the private lounging area in the foreground. …

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THORNBURY  WATERFRONT A Detailed Concept Plan Bypassing the usual procedure, which is the more schematic initial conceptual design; in this example I refined the concept. Spending this amount of time can be risky as the client may shoot it down, but I felt that this design direction was a good one and am therefore willing to …

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Rosedale Outdoor Living Space The Complete Transformation of a Small City Back Yard The outdoor living room is encapsulated by wrap-around raised planters and an overhead pergola The pergola beam spans the full width of the yard. The 4X4 rafters matching the scale of the beam.

Nottawa Pool Cabana Located on an estate property in Nottawa, a hamlet just outside of Collingwood. The owner’s where initially looking to create a pergola structure at the one end of the pool to afford them some some sun protection and a place to create an outdoor living area. Given the restrictions, I came up …

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Town of the Blue Mountains Front Entrance

Blue Mountains Front Entry Owen Landscape Architect discovered this sculptural specimen after having visited a number of nurseries. It is a “Blue Alps Juniper Serpentine” Rustic planters made from corrugated metal given a rust patina provide an effective grounding for this split level ranch-style home located in the Town of the Blue Mountains. 

A Country Planting Bed Tracy and I have finally completed our feature planting bed at our country residence. We decided that a circular bed would be most appropriate – on axis with the front door. There had been an existing overgrown bed at the time we acquired the property, whose purpose was likely to try …

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