Modern Water Features - Page 4

Going with the flow: mood-setting water features bring drama, movement, sound to a modern home

Our new fountain is self-contained, so it does not require plumbing or a drain. To power the pump, we ran an extension cord rated for outdoor use into a grounded outlet in the atrium, and then tucked it out of sight behind a bamboo hedge.

The total cost for our 'frugal fountain' project surprised us—and made us proud. We came in at $63—$4 less than the Bermudes inspiration!

Photos: David Toerge, JC Miller, Marc Treib, Michael Greene; and courtesy Royston Hanamoto Alley & Abbey Archive, Elysian Landscapes, Tim and Carol Bermudes, Margaret Chester.

Special thanks to Renee Adelmann of for location assistance.