Design: Residential, Single Family Home
Lead Designer: Stefan Thuilot
Associate: Kimberly Yeo
Client: Tom and Terri Bishop
A home nestled in an oak woodland with a natural creek running through the property, the garden design provides a seamless integration of house and landscape.
The resulting layout is organized by a ‘Z’ shaped gesture, embedded within a ‘V’ shaped lowered main terrace that opens the vista toward the hillside. This terrace is surrounded by lush yet drought-resistant planting, while the hillside, formerly covered with invasive plant species, is now replanted with a native plant palette.
The inviting result is a garden full of intimate details. A bridge of non- invasive construction floats up to an overlook. Two water features mark the borders of the ‘Z’ form and expand the space visually and acoustically. The fireplace becomes a ceremonial element that further enhances serenity and becomes a central sculptural feature. The innovative approach to a generic model home transformed a challenging property into a stunning personalized outdoor space.