The design preserves the four existing Valley and Coast Live Oaks. A threshold is created between the parking court and the residence with a line of stainless steel fins and a structured planting of Chondropetalum.
At the rear of the house, a sheltered shade garden, comprised of soft plantings, blossoming trees, and permeable materials provides a quiet refuge. The design elicits visceral responses to the landscape as a source of both introspection and connection to the larger environment.
To the north, low water use meadow grasses subtly blend into the stepped edges of the patio, blurring the edge between the design and the landscape beyond.
“Tim Richardson, House and Garden, July 2019
a balance between cool, artful composition and the soul of the existing landscape