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Sierra Towers

Sierra Towers The two office towers share an entrance plaza that was in need of updating. The plaza presented several challenges: it is shaded by the towers for most of the day and the two towers create a wind tunnel through the plaza. The area is on bay fill and the soil is unstable and …

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Eichler Living

Eichler Living A young family had just bought their Eichler and had limited funds, but they really wanted a garden. What they lacked for funding, they made up for in guts and energy. We designed the garden for them, and over the next couple of years they built it themselves  They laid pavers, poured concrete …

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Modern Revival

Modern Revival For a busy couple who like to garden but have limited time, this revival of a mid-century modern house provides several outdoor spaces to relax. Narrow poured lines of concrete became an element that runs through the garden.  The front yard was enclosed with a new wood fence and entry arbor that leads …

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Outdoor Living

Outdoor Living A grand home remodel with a long wish list including a pool created this wonderful example of California outdoor living. Taking advantage of a grade drop at the rear of the property, we created a dramatic water feature using the spillway of the pool.  An expansive deck off the house fits both a …

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Terraced Garden

Terraced Garden The owner of this beautiful, modern house asked us to design a new planting plan to withstand the browsing deer that had eaten the existing plants down to the ground. We created a new planting scheme utilizing a variety of low-water use, deer-resistant grasses all around the property.  In the terraces next to …

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Spa Oasis

Spa Oasis This mid-century house and garden went through an extensive remodel. A raised lap pool with a water fall is the main feature of the back yard. The raised edge works as a seat wall and helps mitigate the height of the retaining walls behind the pool.  Dark concrete walls frame a triangular wood …

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Cedar Hill Garden

Cedar Hill Garden A remodeled ranch house was in need of a refreshed back yard design. A new wood deck wraps along the back of the house and creates opportunities for indoor/outdoor living. The deck transitions to a concrete patio that includes a fire feature and space for entertaining guests.  New concrete stairs lead down …

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Courtyard Garden

Courtyard Garden This backyard design is built around a large existing magnolia tree that sits at its center. Its dappled shade is cast upon a blanket of crushed blue green stone. The perimeter garden of sculptural succulents is backed by the rich tones of an existing ipe fence. In a sunnier adjacent space, large concrete …

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