Handcrafted bridges were among the first additions to homeowner Ellen Lathi's expansive garden. This one was given a weeping larch on either side and an akebia vine that softens its lines. See the rest of her magical garden here.
Usually, when people decide to reclaim an overgrown and neglected backyard, they hand off the job completely to someone else. Not this family. Carolyn and Hector Llorens and their son, John, each designed major parts of it, involving themselves in every detail. The result is a series of garden rooms that can be fun, relaxing, peaceful, or exhilarating. Each outdoor area links to a room in the house, bringing the outside in.
An extensive house addition radically changed the building’s orientation to its sloping, mix-softwood forest landscape. HMWhite designed a series of walls, paths and terraces making efficient use of the sloping topography. Garden walls and steps were introduced to establish linkages between each new garden room and a higher pool terrace. A series of new garden…more