hillside

garden

The Owners of this dramatic hillside home in Berkeley came to us with a unique challenge.  Their front yard was down a steep flight of stairs from the street and was in the shadow of their own looming carport. 

They wanted a gracious entry with a seating area as well as a private spa area.  We tucked the spa in at the base of the carport.  We then used stepped planters and heavy timber trellises to provide privacy, and to bring a sense of scale to the carport.  The motif was repeated at the base of the entry stairs and at the seating area to create a unified whole.
 


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