Templeton Residence

Templeton Residence

Templeton Residence

Private Residence

Upon driving up to the residence, visitors are greeted with a series of dg paths and a grand display of native and Mediterranean plants. Some of the selections, like New Zealand Flax and Cape Rush, offer year-round interest, while the seasonal bloomers such as yarrow, create a profusion of color during their bloom period. Walking around to the other side of the house, the backyard reveals its vast expanse. On one end, a natural stone firepit and seating area await the perfect winter night. Above that sits a series of steps leading to a gazebo which overlooks the vineyards. Across the way, a large wooden pergola shades the patio – offering relief from the hot summer sun. Nearby, surrounded by California native plants, sits a quietly-bubbling boulder fountain. All the elements together create a landscape perfectly suited for every season.

 

Design, Install, and Maintenance: Madrone Landscapes.

 

San Miguel Residence

San Miguel Residence

San Miguel Residence

Private Residence

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

Paso Robles Residence

Paso Robles Residence

Paso Robles Residence

Private Residence

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.

 

Templeton Residence

Templeton Residence

Templeton Residence

Private Residence

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.

 

Conroy Residence

Conroy Residence

Conroy Residence

This mid-century modern residence sits ocean bluff-side, where the physical embodiment of crisp, salty air finds its way into the landscape. A landscape treatment of low-maintenance succulents, grasses, paths and ground covers is placed deliberately to ease the transition between modern interior and coastal exterior. It also features a beautiful olive tree, and plants designed to silhouette against the garden walls. Winner of the CLCA Beautification Award for Small Residential Landscape-2011, this fascinating landscape makes the most of a tight situation.

 

Designed and Install: Madrone Landscapes.

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