In the hills of Templeton, this newly-constructed residence offers sweeping views of the surrounding hills. With dramatic grade changes, a series of retaining walls tidies the space and offers more usable area. The pavers, picked to match the retaining wall material, further complete the “finished” look of the space, while carefully selected plant materials are placed to soften the hard edge of all the block material. Finally, large boulders (selected from on-site) are used to bring greater texture and interest to the landscape.
Design: Linda Shotwell. Install: Madrone Landscapes, Cullen.