The Alameda | Berkeley
The design for this landscape met multiple needs. First, connectivity between the house and the backyard was improved with the design of a multi-level hardwood deck. Next, a haphazardly sloping backyard was transformed into a fun, useable space with fruit trees, a bean tee-pee and planter boxes. The design also features a corten steel gate to keep out the deer, an integral-color concrete driveway, boulders and native, drought-tolerant plantings. The front yard presents an understated, naturalistic, playful face to the street, while the back yard provides a comfortable outdoor living room for the family.