Design: Residential, Single Family Home
Mary Barensfeld Architecture
Landscape Architect: Mary Barensfeld
Hilgard Garden aims to provide the owners with an extended outdoor living space; a garden room. Due to the steeply sloping site, accessibility to an upper seating area requires navigating a considerable elevation change. To avoid taking up a large swathe of the smaller backyard square footage with a conventional stair, a ramping meandering path through aromatic groundcover and the outstretched limbs of sculptural Japanese maples was selected as a more
experiential garden path. A lower patio area located at the base of the site provides a seamless extension of the residence’s living room.