A post-modern home and gardens nestled in the wild hills of Los Angeles’s Beachwood Canyon
CONSERVATION IN THE WILD
What started as a simple backyard garden for one owner eventually became a wild native habitat created for comfort, inspiration, and engagement with nature for the next home owner. The rear garden represents a native chaparral hillside that transitions along a path of water into a lush riparian edge that captures rainwater, limiting waste and ensuring a lush garden year-round.
COLOR, FORM, AND FUNCTION
The front garden captures the eye with Queen Victoria Agave speckled into a massing of bold yellow, orange, and red stonecrops. The fragrance of lavender permeates the air, and a large black pine provides just enough shade to keep the house cool during the warm summer months. A lush, green passageway terminates at the back patio space where a bright pink flowering Western Redbud greets visitors. A simple grassy meadow surrounded by Creeping Barberry and Corsican Hellebore create a calming relaxed feeling around the furniture.