Austin Pond Society 22nd Annual Tour – N8


N8 Todd and Linda – Oak Knoll

Follow the meandering flagstone and decomposed granite pathways through this reclaimed hillside that has been transformed into a Victorian retreat that begs you to relax under the shade of huge oak trees. You’ll wander past stone-edged planter boxes filled with lush greenery and colorful impatiens as you come upon the 40-foot stream with 5 waterfalls. Cross the 832-pound limestone slab that bridges the stream and stop at the Victorian gazebo the owner constructed—a perfect vantage point for observing the 1,000-gallon pond with happy koi. Continue to the left of the pond and up the stairs to a shady arbor filled with tropical potted plants. Far below you’ll see another limestone patio and circular raised beds that echo the shape of the koi pond. This landscape makes the most of living on a steep hill that falls away from the house.

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