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   Located in the Santa Lucia Preserve's native oak woodland and grassland, this project seeks to blend in to the site's stunning landscape while creating welcoming outdoor spaces for the owners, their children, and their grandchildren. The project's main challenge was to retain and restore the grassland/savanna to be as significant as it was prior to construction. Careful grading knits the house into the hillside and the oak woodland, leaving much of the site as grassland and taking a ‘successional’ approach to restoring the savanna plant complex. Drifts of low, spreading native shrubs are dispersed seemingly at random in the upper portions of the grassland. These shrub drifts gather against portions of the house to form an edge between house and land; they are visually pleasing, while also providing valuable refuge for quail and other birds and wildlife. Simultaneously, a more detailed planting of native and perennial plants accents the auto-court and highlights the front entry.
       
     
  Location:  Santa Lucia Preserve ,  Carmel Valley, California  Dates : 2011-2015  Size : parcel = 21.8 acres, homeland = 2.1 acres  Architect :  Tom Meaney Architect   Civil Engineer :  L&S Engineering    (formerly WWD Corporation)  Landscape Contractor :  Frank & Grossman Landscaping   Arborist : Maureen Hamb, WCISA Certified Arborist
       
     
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   Located in the Santa Lucia Preserve's native oak woodland and grassland, this project seeks to blend in to the site's stunning landscape while creating welcoming outdoor spaces for the owners, their children, and their grandchildren. The project's main challenge was to retain and restore the grassland/savanna to be as significant as it was prior to construction. Careful grading knits the house into the hillside and the oak woodland, leaving much of the site as grassland and taking a ‘successional’ approach to restoring the savanna plant complex. Drifts of low, spreading native shrubs are dispersed seemingly at random in the upper portions of the grassland. These shrub drifts gather against portions of the house to form an edge between house and land; they are visually pleasing, while also providing valuable refuge for quail and other birds and wildlife. Simultaneously, a more detailed planting of native and perennial plants accents the auto-court and highlights the front entry.
       
     

Carmel Valley VII / Located in the Santa Lucia Preserve's native oak woodland and grassland, this project seeks to blend in to the site's stunning landscape while creating welcoming outdoor spaces for the owners, their children, and their grandchildren. The project's main challenge was to retain and restore the grassland/savanna to be as significant as it was prior to construction. Careful grading knits the house into the hillside and the oak woodland, leaving much of the site as grassland and taking a ‘successional’ approach to restoring the savanna plant complex. Drifts of low, spreading native shrubs are dispersed seemingly at random in the upper portions of the grassland. These shrub drifts gather against portions of the house to form an edge between house and land; they are visually pleasing, while also providing valuable refuge for quail and other birds and wildlife. Simultaneously, a more detailed planting of native and perennial plants accents the auto-court and highlights the front entry.

  Location:  Santa Lucia Preserve ,  Carmel Valley, California  Dates : 2011-2015  Size : parcel = 21.8 acres, homeland = 2.1 acres  Architect :  Tom Meaney Architect   Civil Engineer :  L&S Engineering    (formerly WWD Corporation)  Landscape Contractor :  Frank & Grossman Landscaping   Arborist : Maureen Hamb, WCISA Certified Arborist
       
     

Location: Santa Lucia PreserveCarmel Valley, California
Dates: 2011-2015
Size: parcel = 21.8 acres, homeland = 2.1 acres
ArchitectTom Meaney Architect
Civil EngineerL&S Engineering (formerly WWD Corporation)
Landscape ContractorFrank & Grossman Landscaping
Arborist: Maureen Hamb, WCISA Certified Arborist

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