Del Mar, Ca
This Del Mar landscape project was an absolute delight to work on. By incorporating many diverse elements of nature such as stones, large rocks, thoughtful water features, and subtle botanicals, we emphasized and complimented the modern design of the home. This Del Mar landscape is one that elevates the entire property to have a consistent feel of peace, serenity, and the seamless melding of nature and architecture.
This garden was a collaboration with the owner, a very talented designer from LA who has made Del Mar her home. We called this Del Mar landscape garden a Pacific Rim influence of modern and primitive, with a simple palette of stone, bamboo, and water features. The biggest challenge was a 75 year old Banyan Tree growing close to the pool. We had seen dry stack rock walls in the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula while vacationing near Talum and used this detail for the wall separating the tree roots from the pool. The roots actually grow through the crevices and lock the rocks together. This Del Mar landscape design was my first large award winning project. It won design build category and the excelsior award our first year as a member of the California Contractors Association.