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Hotel Casa Madrona

When the iconic Casa Madrona Hotel in Sausalito remodeled its historic mansion and cottages, Shades of Green was offered the challenge of designing a unifying hillside landscape. 

A series of bluestone stairs and concrete walls make their way up the hillside, leading guests to their cottages. Along the way, colorful plantings help create intimate patio spaces.

A fountain and small pool provide the gentle ambiance of trickling water.

Lasercut white metal trellises and elegant white railings and fences put a contemporary spin on the decorative white trim of the historic buildings.

Parts of the hotel roof are covered by a rich bed of sedum and grasses. This shifting field of color offers year-round interest and a wonderful complement to the views of the bay beyond it.

Project Information:
Photography: Shades of Green
Location: Sausalito, CA