This beautiful mid-century modern home on a steeply-sloping street at the edge of an historic arroyo needed a complete overhaul at the front of the property, re-conditioning of the central courtyard, and enhancements to the pool area.
Several elegant site walls were installed to provide a sense of levelness at the front of the property, and all lawn was eliminated. A simple palette of plantings was used with enough variety to provide year-round color. Use of drought-tolerant plants lowered the water bill considerably. With a beautiful olive tree as focal point, Mediterranean plants were used but with modern application.
The courtyard was completely re-done. All plantings except a Japanese Black Pine were removed, and the slope was terraced to strengthen the sense of occupied space. A small patio was incorporated in the courtyard suitable for a morning coffee and newspaper or intimate gatherings with friends.
The swimming pool area was enhanced with pots of succulents, a Nagami Kumquat and orchids. The existing large pines were selectively pruned to improve their form.
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