Do you have your tickets for the BRING Home & Garden Tour this Sunday? The self-guided tour focuses on buildings and landscapes constructed with sustainability foremost in mind. The WaterShed at 3rd and Mill is one of the featured projects. Here are three good reasons to see this fascinating mixed-use commercial/residential space on Sunday.
1. The building. The warm, light-filled, contemporary apartments and commercial spaces were created by a team of gifted local designers and artisans. The craftsmanship and attention to detail are incredible - be sure to admire the joinery in the woodwork, the welded railings, the gorgeous hand-built windows.... The building is a model of great design as well as green design.
2. The landscape. Yes, Mosaic designed and built the drought-tolerant landscape, and we're proud of it! The exterior plantings, including the sun-baked "hell strip" are watered only twice per month in the summer, and rarely in other seasons. They're looking pretty good, even at the end of an extra hot summer! Grab a copy of the WaterShed plant list from the courtyard and get some ideas for your own drought-tolerant planting. For more images of the WaterShed landscape, visit our portfolio.
3. The fountain. We are also kind of proud of the rusty Corten steel fountain we designed.... It only runs during the day, and uses water from the building's rainwater catchment systems. We look forward to hearing what you think!