SANTA CRUZ IV
This home is located in the Woods Cove development in Santa Cruz. Strict guidelines for landscaping strive to maintain the existing natural beauty and character of this heavily wooded community. Patios, walls, and other hardscape elements are required to have a low-profile, and fences are split-rail to allow for the unrestricted movement of wildlife. On this project, stone and decomposed granite were used for patios and walkways. The plant palette is largely native, consisting of oak, redwood, manzanitas and ceanothus.
The site before the plant material matured.
An enclosed courtyard was redesigned using terracotta and decorative tile. The upper level was enclosed with a concrete seat wall/planter.
A large patio in the backyard is edged with a perennial shrub bed.
Design, Kathleen Shaeffer
Gate, John Johnstone