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Rockridge Landscape Design

I partnered up with another designer to create this modern landscape for a traditionally styled home in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland, CA. The hillside location called for terraced levels which incorporated an outdoor kitchen, fireplace, eating area, vegetable garden, fountain courtyard, and lawn.  Smooth stucco was used along with Limestone and pops of bright color to create this beautiful landscape design.



Old Meets New

The owner of this San Francisco home wanted to give it a facelift and new landscaping.  Because of a previously altered floor plan, the front entrance was located on the ground floor next to the garage instead of on the middle level up a flight of stairs.  It would have been impossible to recreate the original exterior of this home because of the new layout.  For this reason, I decided to combine both modern and Edwardian design elements to call attention to the changes made to the home, instead of minimize them.  The result is a modern bottom floor and landscaping, which gives way to Edwardian period detailing above.




Mid Century Addition

This Marin County home was designed by Joseph Eichler in the 1950's. The owners wanted a new privacy fence, entrance gate, new paint, front steps, and landscaping in order to blend with the original Mid Century Modern look of the home.  I used my attention to detail to create new additions to the home which would not take away from the original aesthetics that Joseph Eichler had intended. My design process of this residence was featured on an episode of HGTV's "Curb Appeal".



Forest Hill Landscape Makeover

This home is located in San Francisco's Forest Hill neighborhood.  It needed a new landscape design to give it the proper street presence it deserved.  I used traditional plantings for both sun and shade, as well as some large stones to create the new landscape design.  I used both mounding and vertically growing plants with burgundy and green foliage to blend well with the home's yellow exterior walls. Azaleas and rhododendrons with white and light pink blooms are tucked into the shaded corners of the property.


Picture Perfect Noe Valley Home

This Noe Valley home was being put on the market for sale.  I completely redesigned the backyard and staged the interiors to show off the desirability of this beautiful home. Using a limited budget, I worked with the owners furniture as well as some new pieces to create beautiful picture perfect rooms, so the spaciousness of the floor plan was conveyed to any potential buyers.  In the backyard, I stained the existing concrete slab a warm terracotta color to create an inviting feeling, and planted several new trees, plants, and a bamboo hedge for privacy.  I set up outdoor patio furniture complete with stone fireplace mantel to show the potential of an outdoor living area, as well as to show off the yard's large size.



Suburban Landscape Remodel

The owners of this Belmont, California home wanted to redesign their large side yard which included a swimming pool surrounded by a small, sloped lawn.  The lawn was removed to make way for a new larger patio surrounding the pool, built in seating area, fire pit, grilling area, retaining wall with built in lighting, and gazebo.  I selected stone veneers and pavers with warm gold and gray colors to create an inviting color palette. The owners added new plants around the perimeter to complete this landscape design.



Conceptual Landscape Design

I was hired to create conceptual drawings for a landscape redesign at this home located in the Forest Hill Extention neighborhood in San Francisco.  The homeowner wanted to remove the front lawn and replace it with more drought tolerant plantings, and fill the rear yard with a lawn, and plants that would create a tropical look.



Blissful Back Patio

I was hired to create artificial sunlight for this otherwise gray concrete back patio in the foggy Richmond District of San Francisco.  This homeowner also wanted to dress up her patio and make it a little more private.  I used lattice to close it off from the rest of the shared garden, and painted the gray concrete wall a creamy yellow color to reflect light into the space. I added hanging baskets and planter boxes filled with flowers that will eventually cascade down the wall.



French Provincial Influence

I remodeled the front of this Novato, California ranch home and its front landscaping to give it a French Provincial feel for the HGTV show "Curb Appeal". Some architectural details were updated such as new stucco and window trim, and I designed a bistro style stone courtyard for outdoor entertaining. We added a wall fountain and iron dining table to create an inviting environment for eating or just enjoying the outdoors. A wrought iron entrance gate, driveway lanterns, and detailed new front door added the perfect touches to tie together my concept.