|blue oak hills|
Mature blue oak trees dot the sloping terrain of this northern California site and served as inspiration for the landscape design. The oak woodland understory has been extended with a native plant palette which includes red-trunked madrones and manzanitas. Golden rammed earth landscape walls express the grade changes and connect buildings to landscape and landscape to the site. Two rectangles of water - a shallow 60-foot long granite pool/fountain and a dark infinity pool mirror the trees and sky. Images in the water constantly morph as one moves around the site and as light conditions change throughout the day and seasons.
Photography: Jack Coyier