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On the Beach

On the Beach For the garden of this modern home, we sought inspiration from the nearby coastline. Layered drifts of golden and blue grasses create dynamic movement and textures; invoking the feeling of coastal dunes. The calm-hued plantings step up as they approach the home, softly nestling the residence into the landscape. Raw concrete and …

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Rose Lane

Rose Lane To get some instant maturity to this empty lot, we transplanted field grown olive trees and used timeless materials like bluestone and cobble stone. The planting is layered with emphasis on texture and massing. The plants are subtle shades of greens and greys. The paving consists of large stepping pads of cobblestone, bluestone …

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Garden Sanctuary

Garden Sanctuary The client wanted a fabulous and stylish garden setting appropriate for entertainment and play. The entry to the house was redesigned with new steps and oversized rectangular pavers as well as softly textured, drought-tolerant plantings. The existing pool was reconfigured with a new slide, and surrounded by new paving, a raised patio, and …

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Mediterranean Estate

Mediterranean Estate A lovely older estate underwent remodeling. In the first phase of renovation, the existing pool patio was redesigned with new travertine paving and classical elements like stone walls and a lion head fountain. We added bold stripes of lawn and paving and more contemporary planting with grasses and perennials to give the landscape …

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Contemporary Living

Contemporary Living This contemporary garden for a LEED Platinum residence melds sophisticated design, luxury, and advanced technology. An upper rooftop deck with an outdoor fireplace and barbecue establishes a sophisticated outdoor room for entertaining against a backdrop of the cityscape and Golden Gate Bridge. Pavers and a no-mow lawn create a multi-use area in the …

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Rural Garden

Rural Garden Inspired by the client’s love of cooking, growing food, native plants, horses and sheep, we reinterpreted the quintessential features of the ranch landscape into a garden both beautiful and practical. We leveled the yard with low stone walls and changed out the regular turf for a native lawn. A large area has gravel …

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A Country Romance

A Country Romance Our clients added a modern kitchen wing to their small 100+ yr old farmhouse, creating two beautifully balanced structures identical in outer form, but opposite in inner function and layout. To graciously link the old and the new, we designed a courtyard that occupies the space between the two buildings and the …

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Waters Edge

Waters Edge An existing house underwent a complete remodel, and so did the garden. Existing mature trees were kept in the front and side yard, screening the house from the street. A beautiful existing fig tree welcomes you as you enter the home. A new, low wood fence was added along the street, and large …

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Jewel Box Garden

Jewel Box Garden Through thoughtful design, this overgrown hillside was transformed into a lovely and opulent “jewel box” garden. To improve the connection between the outdoor space and house, the lower yard was raised and the entire space was divided into an upper terrace and lower garden.  Colorful plants, playful paving, custom fire and water …

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