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A new entry to the Mediterranean-style residence, created by removing over 40% of the driveway paving. The planting and pots compliment the style of the house. This garden has been featured on the Marin Ecological Garden Tour 2009 through 2011. Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
“Olive Tree ideas” — boogaloo38
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Guest cottage forecourt, with flagstone paving, also created by removing a section of the driveway. The planting and pots compliment the style of the house. This garden has been featured on the Marin Ecological Garden Tour 2009 through 2011. Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
“lavender??” — hardylansaw
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Flagstone paving flows around the house and into the courtyard between the guest cottage and the house. An arched stucco wall with a wood gate marks the transition between spaces. Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
“My plant stand!” — dreamycc
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A small Mediterranean-style courtyard between the house and guest cottage, with stucco walls that compliment the house architecture, with a salvaged iron grates set into the walls. Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
“Tiles” — pashaone
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A Spanish-style fountain in the entry forecourt, created from a mask and bowl found in an antique store. Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
“fount” — loriannpage
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Planting close to the house is more colorful, taking advantage of the full sun on the terrace. Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
“Floor” — maria3007
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A lushly planted arbor softens the architecture and provides shade. .The raised deck houses a barbecue. Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
“The floral vine highlights an entry or exit.” — harmonl
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From a lower terrace looking back to the house, the Mediterranean style, low water use planting, spilling over the retaining wall, compliments the architectural style of the house. Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
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From a lower terrace looking back to the house, the Mediterranean style, low water use planting compliments the architectural style of the house. Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
“Steps terracing down to gravel” — NobleHouse
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A terrace below the house contains a fireplace salvaged from a Mediterranean house in France.Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
“Fireplace in the wall” — missmodernsandy
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A gravel path, lined on the downhill side with citrus trees, and accented with terracotta pots filled with traditional Mediterranean geraniums.. Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
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A gravel path, lined on the downhill side with citrus trees, and accented with terracotta pots filled with traditional Mediterranean geraniums. At the end of the path, it turns downhill between stone lions and an arbor with a native California rose. Simmonds & Associates, Inc.Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
“Pathway” — Amy Morris
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Stone lions and an angel sculpture, "found objects" from a salvage yard, grace this small terrace, one of many throughout the garden. Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
“tiny space” — Jean Love
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A low-impact set of stairs, lined with native stone boulders, aids the transition from one level to the next. Another "found object", a lantern, marks the path. Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
“Steps” — NobleHouse
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A low impact gravel path, this one a contrast in formality, lined on the downhill side with Italian cypress. The formality is accentuated by the column with the stone lion at the far end. Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
“Pebble path” — millie0220
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A small terrace created below native oaks and bay trees, with reclaimed paving and native stone retaining walls, and French cafe table and chairs. Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
“Raised up patio we can do” — wesper
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A path with a stone slab bridge crosses a dry stream, used in winter to allow storm water runoff to percolate back into the soil. Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
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Two cherubs support a Japanese maple tree. Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
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A loggia complimented with terracotta pots, Italian cypress and bougainvillea and outdoor furniture. Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
“like the beams added” — cherylwalker123
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A loggia complimented with terracotta pots, Italian cypress and bougainvillea and outdoor furniture. Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
“textured finish on wall” — pusput
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Before photo of the back terrace, adjacent to the house. The lawn has been removed and replaced with a vegetable garden, succulent garden and paths. Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
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The "after" photo, of the lawn replaced with a vegetable garden, a succulent garden, and gravel paths, to reduce the water consumption of the garden. Simmonds & Associates, Inc.
“Mix of succulent area and planting area” — clairebh
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