Palo Alto Contemporary Retreat
This new home was designed to make the most of the outdoors. We took every opportunity to create sustainable spaces for all interests whilst keeping in mind the environmental footprint. All plantings are irrigated by our Grey Water system, the pool is heated by passive solar and all roof and landscape water runoff has been kept onsite through the use of bio-retention fields. Modern lines, contemporary features and organic accents was the theme here.
Menlo Oaks White Tent
Entry Driveway with Bio Retention Meadow, Security Entry Gate, Private Courtyard Entry, swimming pool with pool house, vegetable garden and garden shed, built in Ipe seating, infinity edge water feature
Noe Valley Escape
Rear City Garden Escape, Form Board Concrete Walls, Ipe Decking, Built In Ipe Bench, Engineered terraces, Horizontal Board fencing
Indian Springs Resort
Re-Development of the Historic Indian Springs Resort in Calistoga. We redesigned the 12acre site along the Architectural Development Team which included adding 9 new buildings as well as a Restaurant, Conference & Yoga facilities. Our design also included creating a water catchment pond in order to take advantage of using recycled city water to irrigate the property.
Palo Alto Eichler
A remodeled Eichler with new front entry, built in gathering space, barn door gate, water features, private rear patio and built in-seating, fire feature, vegie garden, garden paths, sculptural plantings & lighting.
Modern Belmont Entry Garden
We took a 1950 Ranch Style home with a failing wood deck stair entry and gave it a contemporary update. We embraced the elevation change and used it to introduce sand blasted color concrete stairs and landings to meander up to the front door. We have provided opportunity to enjoy the journey home and take in the abundant planting scheme which is primarily drought tolerant.
Menlo Park Garden Retreat
Modern Butterfly House Architecture set within a contemporary garden space using sculptural elements designed to create many rooms within a space. A garden retreat that welcomes you home. Designed landscape elements include an outdoor dining pavilion, fire table, water feature trough, hardwood decking, lush summer dry tolerant plantings, BBQ/Bar element, Green Roof and more.
Sustainable Hillsborough Garden
We removed 4000sq/ft of lawn and transformed a flat Hillsborough yard into a dynamic, lush, sustainable garden with a productive edible garden. The ordinary pool area was reinvented into a multi dimensional space with activity spaces for the whole family.