A spanish-colonial revival home built in 1927 in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles
Bringing the mediterranean home into the 21st century
A perfect opportunity to replace the water-thirsty turf lawn with an organized, formal yet naturalistic, drought-tolerant Mediterranean garden. The garden is designed to embrace the sloping terrain and each tier is fully developed as its own space. Upon ascending the steps to the entry, there is an opportunity to reflect on the garden as a whole. The new entry steps have a textural sand finish with saw-cut grooves and an 8” tall cheek wall that frames the entire passage to the front door and rose garden.
The rose garden is conceived of as an invitation to enjoy the garden’s fragrance and beauty directly from the living room’s generous French doors. A space to entertain in, a cut-flower garden, an overlook to the sloped garden below and, for the delight of neighboring homes, a breath of fresh air.
The parkway and maintenance path are planted with the drought-adapted Kurapia, a turf alternative that embodies the look of the classic greenway turf.