Harmony Ranch

Harmony Ranch

Harmony Ranch | Harmony, CA

The surrounding coastal hills of this residence are prone to heavy winds and beautiful vistas. In an effort to shield this home from view from the road, a large grassy mound protects the home from prevailing wind and hides it from sight. The native and drought-tolerant grasses flow in the wind and simulate a contemporary version of the surrounding grass-covered hills. A mixture of pervious gravel and modular concrete situate use patterns, while the native mature Oak trees provide instant habitat.

The deer-fenced orchard and vegetable garden features raised planters, composting bins, and a pavilion, mostly constructed with locally sourced redwood.

Landscape Design: Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape | Landscape Construction: Madrone Landscapes | Residence Architect: Studio 2G | Residence Contractor: Semmes & Co. Builders, Inc.

Woodland Cottage Garden

Woodland Cottage Garden

Woodland Cottage Garden | Atascadero, CA

 
Landscape Design and Construction: Madrone Landscapes

 

Award: 2019 Large Residential CLCA Award Winner

Wine Country Retreat

Wine Country Retreat

Wine Country Retreat | Paso Robles, CA

This garden creates the perfect place to enjoy the bounties of Paso‘s wine-growing region. Whether it is a pizza party with the wood fire pizza oven, an intimate gathering by the unique fireplace and pond, or a day of tending the garden and home vineyard, life is good here.

Somewhere between formal and natural, the garden flows seamlessly to provide entertainment options for day and night, with an emphasis on good food, good wine, and good friends.

 

Landscape Design and Construction: Madrone Landscapes

Pismo Succulent Garden

Pismo Succulent Garden

Succulent Garden | Pismo Beach, CA

This residential design space displays an updated, colorful landscape that keeps its appeal year around through the use of evergreen plants and succulent varieties. The implementation of concrete pavers and natural stone steps offers full access from the front yard to the back, and to the cozy built-in concrete fireplace.

 

Landscape Design and Construction: Madrone Landscapes

North County Rustic Modern

North County Rustic Modern

North County Rustic Modern | Paso Robles, CA

A redesign in Paso Robles at 10,600 SF, this North County backyard landscape creates a rustic modern outdoor sanctuary. The scope of work included perimeter fencing with access gates, walkways and patio areas to enhance flow and function throughout the property, a low-maintenance, drought-tolerant planting plan. Plans included an outdoor kitchen, BBQ and fire pit area, an irrigation system for maximum efficiency and performance, and lighting to enhance usability and aesthetics after dark.

The design includes points of interest and focal features such as a dry creek, raised garden beds, horizontal fencing, and landscape lighting. Stately oak trees with moonlighting create a canopy over the activity areas.

 

Landscape Design and Construction: Madrone Landscapes