Contemporary Coastal GardenContemporary Landscape
The clients requested that the design follow a rectangular theme and the principles of Japanese garden design philosophy. The functional purpose for the design was to create a connection between the clients’ mid-century modern style home and the site of a future studio as well as to provide the main access to the residence. The site is steeply sloped with a 12-foot elevation change between the house and the studio site. The site’s main challenge was a massive rock formation extending from the east side of the house to the studio site, which the clients wished to preserve. The final design was a response to the bedrock contours, the site’s topography and the coastal location.