Nestled into a Creekside property, this Spanish Revival home provides a much-needed respite for a busy family. DTLA was brought on to integrate the newly updated home into its native surroundings while elaborating upon the homeowners’ themes of privacy and attention to detail.
Approaching the house, one is greeted by newly planted California Native Coast Live Oaks, the first impression of the abundance of native plantings that is throughout the property. Naturally-cut pavers lead guests into several distinct courtyards and a large gathering space with renovated pool.
We situated the lap pool along the creek and enveloped the surroundings with lush native plantings, providing a seamless transition from the wild to the constructed landscape. The adjacent pool house is tucked under the branches of a giant Valley Oak.
Back through the home, the family room opens out to a citrus courtyard that acts as a planted “tableau” for the family to enjoy. Amid California natives, Mediterranean edibles, and drought-tolerant ornamentals, this sun-drenched courtyard features a sunken fire-pit and seating boulders providing an impeccable counterpoint to the larger gathering area.
Photography: Lee Anne White