Risen from the ashes, this home, and its surroundings were once only ruins from a devastating fire. After the fire, a true rebirth occurred with the rebuilding of the house and gardens. The purpose of this garden is simple: Sit, talk, relax and renew the body and spirit. Bold drifts of color and texture define the bulk of the garden, creating islands of Olive-shaded patios for meals, parties, or for just a private sunset meditation. This landscape is reminiscent of an impressionist painting and its broad strokes are free-flowing, soft and peaceful. (Winner of Best Xeriscape 2011, SLO County Chapter CLCA Awards).