Extraordinary “borrowed” landscape views south toward Point Lobos were the most important factor in the planning of this landscape. The designed landscape in the foreground is not intended to draw attention away from these views although when viewed up close, the built landscape has a subtle grounded beauty.
The immediate coastal influence inspired us toward a discriminating palate. Selected plantings embrace the often intense weather, including native Ceanothus, Carex, Salvia, Dudleya and Leymus species, each existing comfortably in the coastal dunes. This was a special opportunity to design with many indigenous plants that existed on this coast long before human habitation.