Garden, building and circulation improvements design for a 4.5 acre rural property mindful of a family's wish to build a restorative place to live and share with their community.
The overall plan provided more room for guests, better vehicular circulation and basic ideas for pasture management, woodland restoration, walking trails and water catchment summer irrigation, while the selected plant material aimed to create a soothing, settled and peaceful setting.
The plan also proposed a secluded tea house, a terraced food garden, a greenhouse and a new earth covered house that aligned with the owner's higher aspirations for joy. The small tea house took in morning light and valley views provided a retreat for small social gatherings. A two-story earth covered house spiraled around an atrium of light, embraced trees and created semi-enclosed outdoor spaces.
Though substantially unbuilt, the long-range plan showed how the numerous hopes and possibilities could add up over time into the kind of place the family dreamed of.