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This new home is a modern adaptation of the traditional Territorial style ranch home. To complement this architectural style, the client requested a minimalist site design emphasizing low water-use plantings. Agaves, Phormium, Lavender, native grasses and Olive trees were carefully placed for maximum enjoyment. Livestock watering troughs were adapted for use as a fountain in the entrance courtyard, and as raised planters for vegetable gardening adjacent to the outdoor kitchen. The interior courtyard is modestly landscaped with three Canary Island Palms, lawn, and concrete terraces surrounding a lap pool. A broad expanse of native grasses at the perimeter of the yard merges the domestic landscape with the adjacent wilds.


Architect: Murray Silverstein, JSW/D Architects
Lighting Designer: Anna Kondolf Lighting Design
Interior Designer: Elma Gardner
General Contractor: Barry Landy, RLB Construction
Landscape Contractor: Tom Wheat Landscaping
Photography: William Helsel, RTD

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