Van-Martin Rowe
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The Castle on Grand Oaks

The Castle on Grand Oaks

Photographer Geoff Yale

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November 15, 2012
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Kelly Sanchez added this to Houzz Tour: An Urban Castle in Pasadena
Two of seven towers lend a fanciful air to the house, while a tall hedge ensures privacy. Earth-toned textured stucco provides a link both to the earth and the surrounding neighborhood.

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Rouge Muse added this to Landscape
November 15, 2014
Van-Martin Rowe added his own unique contribution to the rich architectural heritage of Pasadena, California, when he designed and built an “urban castle” for himself and his husband, Barry Storch. The landscape and interior designer took a nondescript two-bedroom, one-bath home and transformed it into a one-of-a-kind residence with details from the Mediterranean, Europe, Asia and Morocco. Inspired by the sequoia that has stood on the property for more than a century, Rowe envisioned a house with an indoor-outdoor sensibility and a vertical emphasis, which more than doubled the existing structure’s square footage. Fourteen-foot ceilings give volume to the spaces, without sacrificing livability or comfort. “I tried to keep it so that it lived like a bigger house,” he says.
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April 17, 2014
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March 11, 2014
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December 24, 2013
growth, the fifth beside here
Kristin Hawkins added this to Outdoors, Front and Back
October 1, 2013
Crazy for ivy, homie.
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July 15, 2013
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June 15, 2013
Exterior Towers
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April 29, 2013
Coldwell Banker, Woodside, Portola Valley added this to Home ideas
March 25, 2013
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March 20, 2013
Windows in plant life
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January 20, 2013
walled garden
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December 16, 2012
Hidden from view
jdcostarica added this to house ideas
November 2, 2012
camino para meter caarros en lugar de concreto
davidlowe added this to Castle Ideas
September 23, 2012
secret hedge doorway to yard
Soulful_design added this to наш двор
September 23, 2012
сделать так!!!!
ebseybolt added this to Inside/Out ideas
August 20, 2012
Real scale grand treatment
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August 8, 2012
privacy hedge
mcerin2006 added this to In search of Castles
July 1, 2012
towers and hedges
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February 25, 2012
asbrandssonor added this to General stuff
February 6, 2012
Urban castle is an interesting idea. The vegetation wall is estheticly pleasing
MMI / Kathryn Branman added this to Via Cordova
January 19, 2012
a living wall
maryjopilates added this to maryjopilates's Favorites
November 17, 2011
The way the hedge screens . Possibly for the area next to the pmv dumpster/hvac
onyulix added this to onyulix's ideas
November 15, 2011
Noah Harber added this to Exterior Aesthetics
October 23, 2011
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October 21, 2011
castle looking and mysterious and easy to get lost in
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October 21, 2011
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October 20, 2011
garden street side
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October 19, 2011
Greenery as a fence
timao2212 added this to timao2212's ideas
October 19, 2011
Love the greenery!
nandini added this to nandini's ideas
October 19, 2011
Green wall Two of seven towers lend a fanciful air to the house, while a tall hedge ensures privacy. Earth-toned textured stucco provides a link both to the earth and the surrounding neighborhood.
acarbeck added this to acarbeck's ideas
October 19, 2011
ygable added this to ygable's ideas
October 19, 2011
aurora27 added this to Dream homes
October 19, 2011
Castle house! And the greenery on it :)
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October 19, 2011
front yd
Graham added this to grumblenz's ideas
October 19, 2011
Towers - Use for Arabic chimney cooling
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October 18, 2011
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October 18, 2011
Ronda Morris added this to Interesting locations
October 18, 2011
Its a castle in the city!! Great photo locale :)
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