Santa Ysabel Apartments

Santa Ysabel Apartments

Santa Ysabel Apartments | Los Osos, CA

Focusing on ease of maintenance and low water use, Madrone designed and installed a complete upgrade to this sandy, neglected site.

Low-maintenance, drought-tolerant succulents and natives bloom year-round. Pathways lead through the residential complex, easily guiding residents to parking, laundry, and outdoor areas. 

Landscape Design, Construction, and Maintenance: Madrone Landscapes

Daisy Hill Estates

Daisy Hill Estates

Daisy Hill Estates | Los Osos, CA

Madrone created a common area with native plants, pathways, and multiple options for seating for this senior living retirement community.

Landscape Design and Construction: Madrone Landscapes

Coastal Contemporary

Coastal Contemporary

Coastal Contemporary | Cayucos, CA

This custom residential home is designed in a contemporary style by Jade Architecture, set in a beautiful mixed evergreen forest along the northern central coast. The home was built off-grid by Semmes and Co. Builders and features rammed earth.

Madrone’s award-winning landscape design seamlessly bridges the substantial transition between the unique contemporary architecture to the surrounding mixed evergreen forest, maximizing usable outdoor space and minimizing maintenance and all energy inputs.

The project was sited in an area where minimal tree removal or mitigation was necessary. Madrone’s design used native drought-tolerant plants in a modern styling. The simple, low-maintenance plant palette utilizes foliage color and texture to create a dramatic effect alongside the modern home.

Outdoor living spaces were maximized through a custom water wall, stepping stones and pavers, and a lawn area created from a native turf substitute.

Residence Architect: Jade Architecture | Landscape Design and Construction: Madrone Landscapes 
Award: 2020 Green Landscape Honor Award, Central Coast Green Building Chapter

Hotel SLO

Hotel SLO

Hotel SLO | San Luis Obispo, CA

Located in San Luis Obispo’s vibrant downtown, this boutique hotel features contemporary landscapes with outdoor terraces and gardens. The four-level, 78-room property is nestled between historic downtown buildings and the roof-top lounge offers view of the inland hills. The selection and sourcing of specimen trees and other plants including a six-foot organ pipe cactus were closely coordinated during the early phases of design with Gensler Architects. This proactive approach proved beneficial when a 5,500-lb olive tree was craned in over four stories of building to set the tree to the precision of inches. The coordination of complex smart irrigation systems through hundreds of tons of concrete were regularly discussed with plumbing and electrical subcontractors.

 

Landscape Design: Gensler Architects | Landscape Construction: Madrone Landscapes and JW Design

Madrone Landscapes was already on board when I came onto the team for the Hotel SLO project, but it was immediately evident that they were an invested part of the process. Daniel was on top of submittals, and he made sure there was complete team buy-in on plant selection and sourcing. During landscape installation, I was impressed with the quality of their work. We were stacking trades tightly to meet construction milestones, and I appreciated Madrone’s willingness to work around those other trades. I would recommend Madrone Landscapes in a heartbeat.

Joel Neel

Project Manager, JW Design

Mediterranean Garden Park

Mediterranean Garden Park

Mediterranean Garden Park | Paso Robles, CA

This beautiful Mediterranean-style landscape complements the design of the home and the idyllic rural Paso Robles setting. A large and meandering garden-style yard creates several passive and active spaces, including a formal courtyard with a fountain, rebuilt pergola, several viewing patios of pavers and decomposed granite, a swimming pool, a small pond, and stately field-grown trees. A newly designed guest parking area provides turnaround space, while pavers and plantings define the visitor entry.

The planting palette includes several deer-resistant varieties such as Mediterranean aromatics, California sages, wispy grasses, and colorful succulents. Mediterranean varietals such as Italian Stone Pine, field-grown Olives, and Italian Cypress provide stately definition at entry points while strategically framing views from within.

This intensive retrofit project made use of existing hardscape infrastructure to blend seamlessly with new features and patio areas to create a cohesive landscape. The functionality of the spaces works exceptionally well. At the same time, the beauty of the overall design creates a stunning, comfortable landscape.

Landscape Design and Construction: Madrone Landscapes