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Encino Avenue
Lakehouse
Kennilworth
Alta Dena
Mt. Washington
Silverlake
Bestor House
Hancock Park
Panorama

This abandoned flower garden went from frumpy formal beds to a nature lovers’ retreat. Taking inspiration from the beautiful existing stonewall, we edged the new pool and spa with natural stone pebbles, boulders and flagstone. Native grasses softened the water line, and we defined lawn and patio areas for lounging and playing. We designed an elevated hot tub that spills into the pool, providing seating, sound and drama. Existing plants and trees were edited, pruned, and supplemented to create a lush but natural, low-maintenance garden.

Photos by Andrew Takeuchi