This week was a busy one. For starters: we decided on Indian Kota Bluestone for our rear hardscape by the pool. Balconies were tested for fit; And the last stone apron we restored from the original stone was installed.
Looking at mature old olive trees at Napa Valley Wine Reserve and thinking if this is the right tree for the Francis House facade.
Considering urn topiaries in the landscape of the Francis House. Need your comments please.
The deciduous tree we would like to have at the entrance of the Francis House. Imagine… four of these, in each corner of a “square” and an old style fountain in the center. Wouldn’t that be so welcoming ?
In consonance with the century old original stone building, we are attempting to carry over the old world aesthetic to the landscape and that includes the pool. Here, our pool consultant, pours acid on the Pebble Tec gunite samples and washed it off to show the color it would become when wet. The photo…
The wet weather is giving us a break from construction and time for design inspiration. Would love a rear landscape similar to this.