Spanish Colonial

The landscape required major renovation after the completion of an addition to the structure by BVA Architects. Previously overgrown with shrubs, the front face is simplified with ground cover and boxwood. We selected a quartzite paver split into brick shapes in hues of putty, sand, and gray to form a running bond along the entry path to complement the stucco fa├žade. The front lawn is bound by Shrub Roses, Peonies, Russian Sage, and Hydrangeas, providing color from spring through fall. At the rear of the home, a covered porch looks onto a border of Russian Sage and Hydrangeas. The pool was lifted fourteen inches to better obscure views of its winter covering. The retaining wall includes a custom fabricated water feature with bronze spouts that seem slightly imperfect and rustic, allowing the pool to function as a decorative water feature.