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

Epoch Estate Wines

Epoch Estate Wines

Epoch Estate Wines | Templeton, CA

Understated and elegant, the landscape at Epoch Estate Winery tasting room takes the visitor on a trip to a much simpler time and place.  The meticulous renovation of the original York Mountain Winery, completed in 2015, brought an updated aesthetic to a historic landmark. In the landscape, a new visitor parking area and entry path allow for the introduction of modern touches like weathered steel stairways, gravel-paved walkways and patio spaces and landscape lighting. Live Oak Trees were transplanted from within the 143 acre estate by the dozen, while rock walls, with material also sourced from on-site, reinforce the sense of history.  The resulting landscape is a spectacular setting to enjoy a picnic lunch and some of the area’s finest wines.

 

Landscape Design: ACLA (Andrea Cochran Landscape Architecture). Landscape Install: 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

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.

 

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

Templeton Hills Overlook

Templeton Hills Overlook

Templeton Hills Overlook, Templeton, CA

In the hills of Templeton, this 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.

 

Landscape Design: Linda Shotwell | Landscape Construction: Madrone Landscapes, Cullen