Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tuscan Villa Landscape Design

I was lucky enough to be given an amazing opportunity to do the landscape design plan for a 10,000 square foot Tuscan Villa in Escondido last year. The family lost their entire home in a fire several years ago. They lost everything except the shirts on their backs. This is by far the largest project I have worked on. I wanted to be part of giving this family of eight an incredible home to move back into. The house is situated on a hill over looking the valley of West Escondido and the Wild Animal Park. My cousin Margaret's husband Andy Godman was one of the contractors for this incredible home. Andy can do anything from very custom high end new construction to kitchen and bath remodels and room additions. He is an excellent contractor because of his attention to detail and dependability. If you would like to see more of the inside of this house and other homes he has done go to

The house is all new construction. The entry gate survived the fire.
With six kids, the landscape needed to be beautiful, family friendly, drought tolerant, and fire resistant.

Three of these Date Palms were add to the landscape. They had to be craned in.

New retaining walls were added to the front slope.

The pool before.

The plan called for mostly drought tolerant plants. This was a plus with a two acre property. Water rationing is eventually going to be mandatory for every San Diego County City if it isn't already.

Check out their view!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful, S. Great photos. I'm sure you enjoyed the work as much as they enjoyed it. What a rewarding project this must have been for you. Well done.


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