Military Avenue

Los Angeles, CA


The design task was to reconcile an outdated landscape with existing Spanish Architecture.   Visitors are first greeted by a sun drenched  Bougainvillea  (San Diego Red) draped over an entry pergola. The drought tolerant Mediterranean plants (Agave, Thymus, Echium, and assorted grasses) were an obvious choice.

A second pergola constructed over a dining room veranda, repeats the concept of “blurring the division between indoor and outdoor living” while providing the perfect network for a climbing passion vine (Passiflora altopurea).

The final pergola is a backyard destination accessed by a water permeable Del Rio gravel path that surrounds a verdant area rug of  St. Augustine turf.

Some of the client’s sustainability requests were met with low water planting, repurposed broken concrete for raised beds, and an organic garden conveniently located off of the kitchen landing.