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PALO ALTO I

PROJECT TYPE

  1. ESTABLISHED

This beautiful home has a casual, unpretentious elegance. Many of the elements for a great garden were already on-site and, whenever possible, were reused. Strewn throughout the property were large granite blocks and odd stone columns which we relocated or rearranged. A new entrance from the street was created using grape stakes gathered from other areas on-site. A beautiful, but leaky, old fountain in the back courtyard became a planter and the centerpiece in the vegetable garden that takes up most of this space. Flagstone, old brick, and decomposed granite are the primary paving materials used for paths, a spa patio, and the kitchen courtyard. The planting palette consists of classic Mediterranean plants, such as olive and lavender, succulents, grasses and California natives like manzanita and flowering currant.

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PROJECT TEAM

Design, Kathleen Shaeffer

Contractor, Jay Fettgather

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