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
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
Modern Rustic Retreat | Paso Robles, CA
The east side of Paso Robles is characterized by Oak Savannahs, rolling golden hills, and intense dry summer heat. This straw bale construction home, designed for modern sustainability, protects those inside from extreme temperatures outside.
The garden similarly acts as a beautiful refuge, insulating the home from the surrounding savannah, while blending colors and textures picked up from both the natural setting and the architecture of the home. Drifts of pastel colors surround elegant patios to give a feel of being situated within a field of outstanding wildflowers, while still maintaining calculated patterns with four-season appeal.
Winner of Outstanding Achievement for Large Residential Maintenace in 2013
Winner of CLCA’s Outstanding Xeriscape Statewide in 2007