2002 Award of Excellence, Sunset Magazine.
The owner of this 40-acre(16 ha) oak woodland, with a year-round stream impressive views of the Sonoma Valley, wanted a landscape design mei-seamlessly with the natural environment. The challenge was to create a pre that met the owner's needs yet had a limited visual and physical impact on land. Old stone walls were retained. New walls matched the original de and included lichen-covered boulders collected from the property. Paths .p constructed with minimal disturbance to the site, with slabs of native stone _ for steps. A new swimming pool, spa and flagstone terrace was blended the site. An adjacent wisteria-draped pergola was built to look as if it had c on the property for decades. Planting included native trees, shrubs, bulbs wildflowers, with orchards and vegetable gardens tucked into stone-ter^ hillsides. Landscaping was limited to about one-half acre of the property remaining acreage of grass fields, woodland and redwood groves, hosting : wild turkeys and migratory birds, remain in their undisturbed natural state
Sunset Magazine "Award of Excellence", 2002
"The Friend Garden was singled out for its simple, but elegant design, wh : perfectly suited to the surrounding environment."
Poo! framed by live Oaks, i Native Stone Seat Wall.
Corten steel pergola with wisteria.
View of the preserve. Lawn with boulder outcrop.
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How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.