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

 

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

Mountain Ranch

Mountain Ranch

Mountain Ranch | Atascadero, CA

This award-winning property features waterfalls of locally-sourced stone in front and back, flagstone patios, incredible views, raised vegetable planters, fruit trees and berry vines. It is a prime example of sustainably turning the site constraint of a steep hillside into an opportunity for a peaceful, mountain retreat.

 

Landscape Design and Construction: Madrone Landscapes.

SLO Panorama

SLO Panorama

SLO Panorama | San Luis Obispo, CA

Approaching this residence, the plant-lined driveway leads to an entry island which deflects headlights and sets up an entry experience. The beautifully planted entry garden, with oaks, olives, melaleuca, and a colorful variety of drought-tolerant shrubs and grasses accentuate the craftsman details of the entry (designed and built by Luhr Construction).

The backyard continues the theme, with the added elements of a straw bale seat-wall and deck. A paver patio completes the outdoor living area, and connects to the small lawn, with panoramic views of San Luis Obispo.

 

Landscape Design and Construction: Madrone Landscapes.