San Miguel Residence

San Miguel Residence

Private Residence | San Miguel, CA

This residence lies in the backcountry of San Miguel. The entry to the property features natural stone retaining walls and native plantings to create a warm welcome.

The house has large lawns for little ones to play barefoot on, as well as plenty of space for larger gatherings, in addition to a series of planters showcasing a variety of native and Mediterranean plant species.

Down below, an epic fenced-in play area is made an icon of the property. Climbing rocks, wooden playhouses, slides, and swings are shaded by large trees and cushioned by soft grasses and perennials – bringing a childhood dream to life.

 

Design and Install: Madrone Landscapes | Play Structure: Daniel’s Woodland

Brecon Estate

Brecon Estate

Brecon Estate | Paso Robles, CA

Tucked just off of Vineyard Drive, Brecon Estate’s tasting room offers a shady oasis in the west-Paso heat. Once parked in the parking lot, visitors follow an array of California native plants to a weathered steel bridge. Upon crossing, they find themselves passing under the dappled shade of oak trees and see the clearing that leads them straight to the comfortably-contemporary tasting room. The landscape highlights the features of the building using upright grasses, and colors that contrast against the structure. Tree and plant selections closer to the seating area add to the cooling effect created by the natural landscape. The natural stone retaining walls are used to create tiered spaces, including lawns and a bocce court, creating plenty of usable space while paying homage to the natural surroundings.

 

Design: Aidlin Darling. Madrone Landscapes. Install: Madrone Landscapes

 

Adelaida Winery

Adelaida Winery

Adelaida Winery | Paso Robles, CA

Nestled in the west hills of Paso Robles, at one of the highest elevations in the region, sits Adelaida Vineyards and Winery. Upon first view, the stone veneer on the tasting room reflects its natural environment and exudes a feeling of warmth and comfort to its visitors. The surrounding landscape is no different. The native plant palette lends itself to the natural plant materials found on the surrounding hillsides while creating a variety of textures and offering seasonal profusions of color. From the seating areas, both on the patio and above on the deck, the native-inspired plants give a sense of being fully immersed in nature, while maintaining the tidiness of a well-designed landscape.

 

Landscape Design: 10 Over, Madrone Landscapes | Landscape Construction: Madrone Landscapes, Specialty Construction

 

Paso Robles Residence

Paso Robles Residence

Private Residence | Paso Robles, CA

The front yard of this landscape was transformed from an empty, barren space into a small oasis. The flagstone paving lends itself well to the natural landscape surroundings, and the urn fountain offers a delicate sound and sense of tranquility. The greens and golds found in the native plants also reflect the colors of the surrounding environment. Finally, the custom-cut steel gates finish off the elegant, natural vibe with a tree-branch style pattern. The backyard reflects the same materials and similar feeling of an oasis, with an infinity edge pool overlooking the vast mountainous landscape.

 

Design and Install: Madrone Landscapes

 

Law Estate Wines

Law Estate Wines

Law Estate Wines

When visitors meet the gates of Law Estate Wines, large swaths of purple sage and bright red Everett’s Choice fuchsia are there to greet them. Through the simple, yet striking, weathered steel gates, the drive up to the tasting room offers gorgeous views of the surrounding hillscape. Once at the top, the main landscape feature becomes incredible apparent: a massive corten steel planter filled with rows and rows of mass-planted California native and Mediterranean plant species spanning all the way up the stairs to the entry of the tasting room. Once at the top of the stairs, visitors can look down on all the plant rows from above, and enjoy the plantings and seating area on the upper patio.

 

Entry Landscape Design and Install: Madrone Landscapes. Entry Gate Design: Lutsko & Associates.
Tasting Room Design: Lutsko & Associates, Bar Architects. Install: Madrone Landscapes