Coastal Estate Property


pollinationOur House is an arc-shaped building with the long side facing South and the short, inside of the arc facing North.  The Kitchen is in the East and the Master Suite is in the West.  Immediately surrounding the house are gardens to provide color, fragrance and cut flowers year-round.  The gardens also provide food for a variety of natural creatures, birds and insects.Pacific tree frog

The front garden,  that is accessed through a gate in one of the redwood gazebos, features a contemporary fountain in which humming birds bathe and drink.  Various flowering vines, including honeysuckle, jasmine and wisteria grow on the gazebos and over the fence to enclose the dooryard garden, adding to the privacy and elegance of the Front Entry.  A pair of Japanese Maple trees, mature Camellia bushes (both fall and spring flowering), Japanese pieris and a variety of ferns thrive on this shady north side of the house.

front gardenA paved sidewalk leads from the twin columns on Front Entry porch, past flowering plum trees, rosemary, and pittosporum either to the Studio/Workshop Building or to the driveway.  Meandering between the Main House and the Studio/Shop Building, along the Gravel Garden Loop, is a perennial garden that includes penstemon, achillea, bearded iris, daylilies and Japanese anemone.  On the other side of the Loop is one of several rose gardens.

Continuing along the
Gravel Garden Loop, the mature French lilac bushes announce the entrance to the orchard area.  Here Asian pear trees join several fig varieties to provide fruit.  Along with the fruit trees are flowering crab apple trees.  Wild huckleberry bushes have been preserved in their original locations in the orchard.  The orchard area is also the home to a raised bed where vegetables can be grown and harvested in season.  Artichokes and asparagus are grown as perennials here.

Mediterranean gardenMediterranean gardenProceeding around to the South side of the house, rosemary and lavender bushes edge a Mediterranean garden.  Through the Mediterranean garden, a stone path leads to a small sitting area that is surrounded by rose bushes, sage, heathers and heaths.  Ornamental grasses and decorative rocks join the perennials planted here.

Patio gardenSanta Rosa Beauty plum trees edge a small lawn which is the perfect size for sitting in the sun with a good friend.  Beyond the lawn is a large perennial flower/herb garden that borders the Patio and Deck and supplies cut flowers for the house and herbs for culinary enterprises.  Two Meyer lemon trees provide lemons almost year-round.roses

The circle in the middle of the driveway, has native rhododendron and huckleberry bushes as well as water-wise native and ornamental grasses, cistus and phormium.

Gardens are living beings and are subject to change as are all living things.

Further Information and Photos:

     further information house  MAIN HOUSE      

     further information studio/workshop  STUDIO/WORKSHOP

     further information outbuildings  OUTBUILDINGS

     further information infrastructure  TECHNICAL DETAILS

     house and floor plans  HOUSE & FLOOR PLANS

     introduction  INTRODUCTION

     why this property  WHY THIS PROPERTY?

     details at a glance  DETAILS AT A GLANCE

     further information lot details  LOT/LAND DETAILS

     further information custom design  CUSTOM DESIGNED AND BUILT

     further information garden/orchard  GARDEN/ORCHARD

     further information neighborhood  NEIGHBORHOOD

     other information available  MORE INFORMATION

     index page  INDEX

All the photos shown were taken on our estate.  Beach photos are from Island Cove where we have deeded access.

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