California dreaming


A welcoming entrance enhances this home’s contemporary architecture. Wider landings facilitate the foot traffic between the driveway and the front door.   As if they were a natural extension of the house, all the hard landscaping components work perfectly with the architecture, echoing the façade’s sandy colour. The design as a whole creates a warm tableau evocative of California landscapes.

Smooth concrete, mat metal and foliage plants that evolve with the seasons compose a restful, yet richly textured landscape. Repeating spherical shapes contrast with the landscape’s strong straight lines. Boxwood balls, spiky grasses and yuccas, a standard lilac and even the round heads of ornamental alliums contribute to the geometry of this pared down design.