JHDG was brought into this project to work in tandem with the architects who were designing a new home on the property.

We began with the front yard, where there was an almost 60 foot change in elevation between the front door and the sidewalk. Our designer created a terraced hill with a series of steps and landings leading to the front door, using armour stone and dense planting with a focus on low maintenance and drought tolerance.

The second phase of the project began after the new home was built, installing a laneway behind the house for parking and additional seating, creating visual unity between both spaces. A dining terrace, boxwood parterre and formal pond were added in front of a 100 ft long masonry wall made almost entirely of found materials onsite.