Carlsbad Lagoon Residence
This beautiful ocean view, modern front courtyard, entertaining space, went through a complete transformation. The owners wanted to take their old school beach style front yard and turn it into a more private area for entertaining. A gated courtyard was added to make the front yard space more private and reduce access from street foot traffic, along with a fire bowl, built-in bench seating, fountain and and edible garden. The courtyard was designed around an existing concrete patio - all other hardscape is new. Splashes of lime green color, aqua and and deep orange, in plantings and garden accents, create a bright palette.
Cramped tropical style landscape converted into a modern sleek entertaining and play space in Cardiff, Ca. Raise dining space cut into slope and fire feature cut out, are a few of the highlights. Garden installed by Mike Walterhouse Yardscapes and Turner Landscapes. Photographed by Eddie Bojorquez of Studio 512 Spaces
Valdes 'Miami West' Modern Design
Featured in the March 2018 issue of San Diego Home/garden Magazine
After my clients purchased their coastal home in Solana Beach, the garden needed an update! They desired a garden that matched their modern vibrant style and had several challenges to overcome in regards to clear navigation through the space. The garden did not have a consistent theme or use of consistent materials. New pathways, steps and walls were added to improve navigating the garden. A color scheme was created using white, gray, blue, yellow, and orange as the primary colors. The recently installed deck, utilized whites and grays, played a part in driving the color scheme. White walls, blue gates, blue pebble, fire-side furniture using blue cushions, white and gray pottery, are just a few of the items used to tie the spaces together. A modular plank paver in dark and light gray, created a beautiful tapestry in the fire-side area. All the property fencing was updated in modern light gray, horizontal slat fencing. New plantings used vibrant oranges, yellows, lime green, blues and whites. Modern furniture made from recycled plastic, in grays and whites, accented the deck. Custom cushions and pillows in grays, blues, yellows, and white on the built-in bench seating, tie into the color scheme. Photography by Leigh Castelli Photography. Landscape installed by Mike Walterhouse and Turner Landscape Construction.
Casa de Aire y Sol Residence
This project was featured in the May 2017 issue of San Diego Home and Garden Magazine. A beautiful property to start with, ocean views and a Spanish style hacienda feel - it was a pleasure to design this space for homeowners John and Janis Arendsen. I worked closely with Chad Arendsen of Chad of All Trades , who was updating the properties architecture and interior.
A large property in Encinitas, was turned into a garden oasis for the homeowners to entertain friends and family. A new pool with slide, grotto, and spa was added along with a fire pit, seat wall, BBQ island and new edible garden area in the side yard. Lush and colorful plantings were added to the landscape to accent the pool area, dining area and edible garden. A new meadow, was added in a portion of the back of the property overlooking a view of the hillsides beyond their home. Informal pathways connect all the new areas of the landscape. The pool and spa were designed by Dream Pools and Spas. All hardscape was installed by Dream Pools and Spas of San Diego, Inc.
Rapp Residence - La Jolla, CA
This La Jolla garden was transformed to maximize space in a small garden. A large deck was added outside of the master bedroom and off the kitchen to expand the entertaining space and create better flow between the house and the garden . Small planting areas were added to soften the new deck.
Older Encinitas home needing a garden and home revamp. The garden was transformed into a modern space with new clean pathways, courtyard and low water plantings.
Essick - La Jolla Old World Garden
A small garden in La Jolla was transformed from a dark space with old pavement and few plants, into a old world Mediterranean Garden. Potted citrus, a retaining wall with a built-in bench accented by a hand painted design plus candle cubbies, a fountain and flagstone with Creeping Thyme, create the overall style for the garden.
Coastal Encinitas new construction. Garden was transformed from a dirt lot into a dog and family friendly garden. A coastal Mediterranean feel with a soft color palette, decomposed granite/flagstone pathways and artificial turf, create a beautiful entertaining space.
Low water, vibrant colors and accents with a dry creek in place of lawn, in the front yard. Back yard fire-side entertaining area, curved pergola and outdoor kitchen space creates a beautiful entertaining space below a their hillside.
Del Mar, CA beach garden revamp. Mixed plantings and succulents accent the front yard plantings and driveway replacement