When the owners purchased this charming, historic Mission Revival home a few blocks from the cove in La Jolla, California, they embarked on a sensitive rehabilitation inside and out. The usable space of the steeply sloping site was maximized by creating a series of intimate terraced garden rooms: an entertaining patio, rose garden, cutting and vegetable garden, “study garden”, entry court, and pool terrace.
With a loving appreciation for the palette of local materials – red clay brick, terracotta tiles, white stucco retaining walls – the design weaves into the fabric of historic La Jolla. Large landscape specimens – from a 30’ tall Live Oak, to 16’ tall Ficus hedge and 4’ wide Agave attenuata – give the site an air of instant maturity and privacy.
Close collaboration between Landscape Architect, Architect, and Interior Designer ensured seamless flow between indoor and outdoor spaces, exemplifying the best of what California living has to offer.