work in progress

15 Aug

This is where I spent my morning. … it’s going to look sharp!  photo 3 photo 4 photo 1   photo 4 photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4 photo 5

‘Best Of Houzz 2014 Award’

5 Feb

Rollin Landscape Design of Sonoma Receives

Best Of Houzz 2014 Award

 Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users

Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals

[Sonoma, CA], February 4, 2014 Rollin Landscape Design of Sonoma has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The landscape design firm was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhoneapp and Androidapp. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Rollin Landscape Design among our “Best Of” professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Rollin Landscape Design to those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.

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About Rollin Design

Rollin Design is a multi-disciplinary, award winning landscape design and architecture firm, recognized for expertly planned, detailed, and managed work.

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. For more information, visit




Blu home Sonoma

7 Dec


Modern Zen in Marin

6 Dec

This a fun job we’re working on finishing. We still need to build a bench, add a sculpture, plant some trees, put in eco-lawn, etc.

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Vineyard Retreat

3 Oct

This wonderful second home was recently built for one of my fantastic clients – all new construction, inside and out. It’s been a very fun project.








Downtown Sonoma Breezehouse

15 Aug

The Downtown Sonoma Breezehouse.

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Wisteria Blooming Today

4 Apr

Spring is in full bloom in Sonoma…

The wisteria was fragrant and full at three of my clients’ beautiful properties in Sonoma today.

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Day Trip for Specimin Trees for California Couture Landscape

22 Feb

Great trip to see Valley Crest Tree Company with my wonderful client today.

We were looking for some large specimen trees (Valley Oak, Arbutis, Olives, Magnolia Grandaflora cultivars) for the beautiful home she’s building in Sonoma.

See more inspiration at my California Couture board on Pinterest.



Cement Pour – First Street West

26 Jan

Been super busy, haven’t been posting, had a great holiday, nice trip to Paris and Bordeaux, my phone got wet – don’t ask how – lost some pics I was going to post. Life got in the way. Here’s where we were today, redoing the front yard and vanity vineyard for wonderful clients who live in San Francisco. Last year, we put in a pool, hot tub, patio and pergola in the backyard and added some espalier fruit trees, roses … Now we are building an Ipe, country style fence in the front with a modern sliding gate. Steel Geisha is fabricating the gate. It will be a steel frame with Ipe horizontal panels to match the fence. We’ll add Ipe on top of the existing cement patio and put hog wire panels with vines on the side. We’re changing out the front door for a custom door with horizontal wood by Sonoma Door & Sash. We’re using Rocky Mountain Hardware for the door. We’re getting rid of the wireless doorbell that played “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” and wouldn’t stop. The light fixtures will be swapped out for modern, farm-style fixtures from Restoration Hardware in weathered zinc. The ugly lamppost will be remade to match . Today we were pouring cement for the driveway, which we are redoing. It will have pretty gravel and landscaping after the driveway. The color of the cement is Davis Cocoa.


Today was muddy

25 Jan

photo(7)New construction in Larkspur. We are getting ready to put in retaining walls, leveling out the site for some Eco-lawn and native meadow for a two-story, modern house.


It’s always nice to get out of the office but it was a little wet out there. Got my Hunter Boots very muddy. Luckily, my silver boots were in the Prius.



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