Encino Avenue
Alta Dena
Mt. Washington
Bestor House
Hancock Park

Our clients loved their new Mediterranean-style home and the way it wrapped around the large backyard. Their developer had installed a new pool, an arbor, and a wall-to-wall carpet of sod, but our clients knew something was missing and asked us for a garden makeover.

Inspired by traditional Mediterranean gardens, we created a strong central axis through the garden, leading from the master suite straight to the pool in a way that would tie right into the Spanish style of architecture.

Knowing that the lawn was an important element in the family’s design, we left ample room for kids to run around and adults to enjoy a game of badminton on the green by strategically carving the space into a series of garden rooms, divided by lush, colorful perennial grass and flowerbeds.

We also enlarged the existing patio space, creating a large, shady outdoor family room under the arbor and a generous pool patio. The finishing touch is a mature olive tree that looks spectacular and provides additional privacy and shade for the new playground.

Now the vibrant garden provides food and flowers, and hosts both butterflies and birthday parties.