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.
My client bought this property a few years ago and we’ve been slowing implementing her vision … more pictures here …
We designed the landscaping and oversaw the install earlier this summer. Fun project, Sale Pending
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.