Sea Bluff Vista

Sea Bluff Vista

Sea Bluff Vista | Shell Beach, CA

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 a modern interior and a 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 in 2011, this fascinating landscape makes the most of a tight situation.

 

Landscape Design and Construction: Madrone Landscapes

Daisy Hill Estates

Daisy Hill Estates

Daisy Hill Estates | Los Osos, CA

Madrone created a common area with native plants, pathways, and multiple options for seating for this senior living retirement community.

Landscape Design and Construction: Madrone Landscapes

Santa Ysabel Apartments

Santa Ysabel Apartments

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

San Luis Obispo Backyard Retreat

San Luis Obispo Backyard Retreat

Backyard Retreat | San Luis Obispo, CA

This San Luis Obispo backyard features several areas for gathering, including outdoor dining and a cozy fire feature for cool winter evenings. A stairway traverses the lushly planted hillside to a raised-bed vegetable garden.

The planting palette includes several drought-tolerant succulents such as Blue Glow Agave and Foxtail Agave. Other varietals include Sun Camellia (Camellia sasnqua), Variegated Japanese Sedge (Carex Oshimensis), Bush Anemone (Soleirolia soleirolii ), and a Tamukeyama Japanese Maple (Acer palmatum var. dissectum ‘Tamukeyama).

Landscape Design and Construction: Madrone Landscapes

Modern Rustic Retreat

Modern Rustic Retreat

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

Landscape Design: Stratton Semmes
Landscape Construction and Maintenance: Madrone Landscapes