This steep one half acre slope in Danville was an extension off an existing landscape presenting many challenges.
Anticipating landscaping the area when they installed the pool and patio off the main house, the owner had a group of large platform steps at the top of the slope installed without a plan on how they would connect with the future development of the slope.
In addition, the owner wanted a water feature he could hear from his new home office located off the main patio above the platform steps. At the base of the wall, connected to the steps we designed and built a pondless water feature using specimen boulders from New Mexico. There are in all three water features in the garden, each unique and designed to reduce maintenance due to the many mature Valley Oak Trees on the property.
Recently returned from a trip to Japan, the owner decided to develop the garden with an oriental theme. We sent them on a field trip to the Zentner Gallery in Emeryville then incorporated the Asian antiques they purchased into the garden.
The slope was designed with switch back pathways and stairways using Cold Water Canyon Flagstone. Slab flagstone benches were set into the wall to provide a peaceful place to enjoy the incredible view of Mt. Diablo.
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