wednesday vignettes 5/2/18

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More Palm Springs-style landscape architecture from the recent Pasadena Garden Conservancy Open Days, in this case overlooking a deep arroyo, with some of the foothills’ iconic bridges in the distance. The landscape design zealously protects views and is as much out of a MCM 1960s time capsule as the house. Depth and soulfulness courtesy of some spectacular oaks.

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In 1963, Smith & Williams designed this single-story mid-century home on the banks of the Arroyo River. Sited to best take advantage of the views, the post-and-beam residence provides walls of glass and a seamless transition to the outdoors and vistas beyond. During the renovation of all the outdoor spaces, the current owners wanted to maximize the outdoor entertaining space, as well as create a more natural connection, utilizing Southern California indigenous plants. Nord Ericksson designed a landscape vocabulary that both leveraged the architectural lines of the home and maximized visual attention to the existing palm, oak, and olive trees on the property. As for plants, the focus was to utilize drought-tolerant specimens and citrus as much as possible…The infinity pool is anchored by a band of grass above and seating area below.”

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3 Responses to wednesday vignettes 5/2/18

  1. Kris P says:

    Glorious views! I love those rattan chairs too.

  2. hb says:

    Gorgeous oak in that 2nd photo.

  3. Peter says:

    Groovy, outta sight views!

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