Landscape Architect & Specifier News

NOV 2018

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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provided contrast to the arched windows and doors of the home. California native plant materials were chosen for the entryway. The different textures and colors of the flora complement the architectural style and palette of the house. Large specimen trees create a strong balance to the intimate details of the other plant life. Custom iron light fixtures helped give a stately effect to the entrance. Behind the arched front door is a catwalk leading to the main house. It overlooks an element-protected enclosed courtyard. Upon entering the residence, the formal dining room is directly on the right with large arched windows that capture views to a custom water feature of imported hand carved Balinese limestone as well as different types of plantings. The view from every window and door of the home offers beauty. In the backyard, manicured hedges frame the upper formal terrace upon which the homeowners can host elegant get-togethers. A covered pavilion houses the entertainment center complete with fireplace, electronics, complete outdoor kitchen and bar. It was specifically designed for guests and hosts to enjoy the spectacular vista while providing a chef-ready BBQ and kitchen for maximum enjoyment. The clients wanted a space that would offer beauty as well as functionality both when entertaining guests and relaxing alone. Top, Right: An enclosed dining and social space allows the owners and guest to enjoy respite from the warm California sun while enjoying a television and fireplace. The area extends the home into the landscape ensuring that all who are at the residence can be comfortable and taken care of in any section of the property. Bottom, Right: Fire and water features combine to enhance an already spectacular view of the ocean. This extravagant display of beauty encapsulates the aesthetic of the property, which relies on both the natural and completed landscape to fill visitors with a sense of both excitement and relaxation. November 2018 33

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