Sometimes you have to be patient. I started design on this Santa Barbara Riviera project back in 2018, we are finally getting close to finishing! House by Native Son Design Studio, Landscape/Hardscape Installation by Cornerstone Landscapes, Pool Installation by California Pools.
Stoked to be putting the finishing touches on this contemporary San Roque view home with a focus on drought tolerant, low maintenance, and fire safe landscaping. Architecture: Scott Branch (BBP Architecture). Landscape Contractor: Dean Nydam (Nydam Landscape Construction). General Contractor: Rod Pearson (Touchstone Builders Inc.). Concrete subcontractor: Mike Kelley Construction Inc.
Feels good to finally finish this contemporary Montecito home with 100% drought tolerant plant palette. Architecture: Native Son Design Studio. General Contractor: Cordero Construction. Landscape Contractor: Gosnell Tree and Landscape.
Moving large specimen trees is no small undertaking. This Giant Bird of Paradise had sentimental value to my clients and it was in the way of their new home, so they forked out a large sum of money to relocate it on their property. It weighed in at a whopping 50,000 pounds! Crane service by OST Truck and Crane Service. Landscape Installation by Steve Hanson Landscape.
This shade sail and deck creates a comfortable courtyard space between the main house and ADU of this Santa Monica home. Shade sail by www.perfectshadesails.com.
You don't have to use traditional concrete pavers to have a permeable driveway. This driveway in Santa Barbara uses different sizes of Cherokee Stone with a permeable gravel joint, which provides a beautiful rustic look. Driveway installation by Santa Barbara Quality Masonry.
A design in-progress, this apartment building remodel project has three apartment buildings with common area zen gardens which include a fountain, dry stream, and passive sitting area with boulders and gravel. The landscape design consists primarily of drought tolerant subtropical plantings, ornamental grasses, and succulents. Special consideration was made to make this site more accessible and useable for the city college students who live here.
This low water use Santa Barbara back yard lawn is composed of three separate rectangular panels which are slightly offset at different angles from each other. Two of the lawn panels are Lippia nodiflora (Kurapia) and the middle lawn panel is Dymondia margaretae (Silver Carpet). The small patio is constructed of grey colored decomposed granite. Other plant materials include: Ginkgo 'Autumn Gold, Podocarpus 'Monmal', Pittosporum 'Marjorie Channon' Sesleria autumnalis and Dianella 'Baby Bliss'. Landscape installation by Ashley Farrell Design.
Plant placement at a front yard in Carpinteria, CA. The plant palette is 100% succulent plantings with less focus on flower color and more emphasis on contrasting foliage colors. A few favorite plants on this project are: Beaucarnea recurvata (Ponytail Palm), Beschorneria 'Flamingo Glow' (Variegated Amole), Aloe 'Hercules' (Hercules Aloe), Crassula 'Hummel's Sunset' (Golden Jade), and Senecio serpens (Dwarf Blue Chalksticks).