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DM Residential

Location: San Diego, California, USA

Area: 24000 sq.ft

Coastal Craftsman Terrace Retreat

Coastal Craftsman Terrace Retreat is more than just a landscape; it’s a testament to the enduring spirit of coastal living and the joy of connecting with nature in all its forms. As you stroll through the terraced gardens, breathe in the salty sea air, and bask in the warmth of the California sun, know that you are part of a legacy that honors the beauty of the land and the bond between humans, animals, and the earth. Our most precious commodity in the human experience is time: time for deep breaths, time for the daring and adventurous, time for the barefoot experience, time for appreciation of our natural world. It is a gentler way of life, authentic and more connected with the natural environment. As you approach the property, a grand staircase rises gracefully from the street, guiding us on a journey of discovery. Flanked by native grasses and flowering shrubs, the staircase leads upwards, offering tantalizing glimpses of what lies beyond.

A substantial fence of wood and natural stone encircles the perimeter, ensuring privacy and security for both humans and furry friends alike. Lush coastal plantings soften the edges of the fence, creating a natural barrier that shields the home from prying eyes and embraces the beach craftsman aesthetic. A natural privacy screen of swaying palms provides seclusion and tranquility, shielding the home from neighboring eyes while adding a touch of exotic flair to the landscape. The topography of the land is embraced and enhanced through a series of terraced gardens that cascade down towards the cul-de-sac below. Each terrace is meticulously landscaped with a mix of drought-tolerant native plants, fragrant herbs, and colorful flowers, creating a tapestry of textures and hues that delights the senses and attracts hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators.

At the heart of the property lies a tranquil retreat inspired by the laid-back elegance of beachside living. A sprawling lawn beckons both humans and pets to unwind and play. Raised planter beds provide ample space for vegetable gardens and chicken coops, fostering a connection to the land and the joy of gardening. The landscape extends gracefully towards the middle of the cul-de-sac, blurring the boundaries between public and private space and creating a sense of unity and community within the neighborhood. A mix of coastal plants and native grasses line the roadside, enhancing the streetscape and welcoming guests with open arms.

© 2020 by CONIFER: Landscape Architecture & Master Planning Studio

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