Therefore, color rendering of a plan of this type should stay simple, with minimal color for the various design elements. The recreation area contains a tennis court, a half-court basketball court, and a gazebo for relaxation and viewing. The site plan in Figure 15-33 represents about a quarter of the entire site. A special walkway leads from the house to a gathering space with a grand view to the adjacent pond. Adjacent to these are a series of terraced gardens, a guest house, and a large spa, all overlooking the entertaining area. This residential property consists of the main house, the business office of the owners, barns for agricultural equipment, a horse barn with paddock, formal lawns, meadows, masses of woodlots, and a large proposed pond, as well as roads and walks throughout. Adjacent to the front court is a central lily garden with walkways and pools. MASTER PLAN RENDERING: 5-6 ACRES (FIGURE 15-34)
The main drive of this site passes through an allee of trees into the front court. Figure 15-34
Figure 15-35 When developing landscape designs of this size, initial design and planning are
directed primarily toward the location of major structures, locations of vehicular and pedestrian circulation, major masses of plant materials, large individual shade trees, and general sizes and forms of lawn panels, terraces, pools, and so on. This color plate was prepared by The EDGE Group—Planning, Landscape Architecture & Graphic Design, Columbus, Ohio. Given the scale of the plan, only so much detail is appropriate.