This small courtyard (only 330 square feet) is an elaborate stage for the work of the craftsmen whose attention to detail shows throughout. The walls and custom fountain were constructed as one piece, and the fountain bowls were hand-formed in place. The gate, designed and built by a local craftsman, is constructed of reclaimed wood and hand-forged hardware. Bamboo, climbing roses and Bougainvillea provide privacy and color without taking too much horizontal space. Large succulents add sculptural drama. This garden received a Sunset Western Garden Design Award and was featured in The Best of Sunset August, 2001.
Design, Kathleen Shaeffer
Contractor, Kevin McGinty
Ironwork & Gate, John Johnstone
This project won a Sunset Western Garden Design Award in February, 2001.