Modern Farmhouse Makeover

My clients purchased this house about a year ago for $1.5 million and now they’ve just sold it for $2.3 million. It sold within a couple days of hitting the market. No changes were made to the inside. We upgraded the landscaping: We changed the hardscape to make the entry more inviting, removing a circular drive. We enlarged the vineyard; installed a modern ceder fence and electric gate; added an outdoor kitchen area with a pergola, raised beds, and a nice clean, modern barbeque. We moved the pool equipment shed, opening up the backyard to highlight the gorgeous ancient oak tree. We softened all the fencing with trees and shrubs … etc.

Happy New Year

… a few of our current projects …



happy Halloween

at my client’s house today …


Mid Mod Marin

My client bought this property a few years ago and we’ve been slowing implementing her vision … more pictures here


Eastside Sonoma Modern Farmhouse Remodel

We designed the landscaping and oversaw the install earlier this summer. Fun project, Sale Pending

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St Helena Farmhouse

This is a lovely home we finished earlier this summer over on Fulton Ln. Sale pending. Screen Shot 2015-07-17 at 7.17.23 PM21421168_13_1Screen Shot 2015-07-17 at 7.18.10 PMScreen Shot 2015-07-17 at 7.17.44 PM21421168_32_1Screen Shot 2015-07-17 at 7.18.14 PM

Monday in Healdsburg

Meeting for a possible job. Checking on the guys in West dry Creek. Getting ready to put in a swimming pool! It will have a beautiful view of the Vineyards.





Blu Homes on Water-Efficient Landscaping

Here’s a post about water-efficient landscaping by Blu Homes Co-founder Maura McCarthy. She interviewed me while I was driving to a jobsite last week. I designed the landscaping for the model Breezehouse.

More clients are calling about taking out lawns and installing water-efficient and beautiful landscaping.  Many native plants are not only drought tolerant but are also very attractive.

As the article points out, there are lots of ways to design water-efficient landcaping that’s useable, fun and beautiful.