Guided by our designer- client’s clear vision, DTLA used a refined palette, clean lines, and classic layout to evoke a European manor spirit and connect the traditional house architecture to its surroundings.
Passing through wrought iron gates and along the topiary-lined path to the main grounds, the landscape complements the house through its symmetrical layout and time-honored planting palette of greens and whites. A thoughtful balance of bluestone hardscape and manicured lawns wrap around the property.
The main entertaining area features drystack seatwalls which enable beautiful and functional peripheries within the space while creating additional planting areas. Elegant fountains are placed on axis with the wings of the house to provide focal points even when viewed from inside. A white trellis provides shade for the outdoor sitting area with sweeping views of the hills across the valley, while just around the corner is an outdoor kitchen and table for four.
The one exception to the stately restraint of the overall design is the picturesque rose garden. Fragrant blooms in tones of pink, apricot, champagne and peach surround an iron sundial in a colorful mass embracing the side of the house.
Photography: Lee Anne White