A California-native approach to the Arts and Crafts movement (1880 – 1910) representing the unity of garden, house, and interior. (Planned for Fall 2016)
RECYCLE, REDUCE, REPURPOSE
This recently remodeled home designed by architect Gina Moffit was once nestled between a very large Coast Redwood and Incense Cedar that were heavily affected by the drought. In collaboration with our arborist and tree removal service we were able to repurpose sections of the trees within the landscape. This made it possible to unify the prominent interior wood features and cedar hot tub while minimizing the need to import more elements into the landscape.
SUSTAINABLE RAIN GARDEN
The welcoming front garden engages guests and directs their attention down a lovely path that divides the garden into three sections. Connected below grade, the picturesque rain garden captures and stores rainwater from the house’s roof, creating a self-sustaining, environmentally sensible green space. Drought-conscious features like this are particularly important in California and other summer-dry climates. They show you can have a lush-yet-earthy look with minimal irrigation.
By maintaining the majority of the existing topography in the back garden we created a sunken patio space surrounded by an elevated woodland garden. Stone and brick veneer on the serpentine garden wall creates a warm, old-world feeling as it transitions into bench seating wrapped around a simple, yet inviting fire pit. These allow for versatility in regards to furniture and other hardscape elements—a fold-up round table can serve as the outdoor dining area.
Arts & Crafts Garden