A WOODLAND RETREAT

Albany, CA | From an overgrown backyard lot emerges a restful woodland retreat. A small wooden deck at the back of the home 
gives way to a grassy play area, natural stone fountain, and 
wooden bench swing to be enjoyed by children and adults alike. 
Creating a setting that encourages play and casual entertaining 
for their active, social family was a primary goal for the owners 
of this Craftsman era home.

At one corner of the site, stepped colonnades with Craftsman-style detailing lend proportion to a garden previously dwarfed by towering structures and neighboring trees. A sandstone patio and, elsewhere 
in the garden a rustic stone seatwall, couple form with function while native dry-woodland plantings are site-suitable and lend a lush feel, providing a peaceful backdrop of handsome natural elements for enjoyment of this renewed space.  

©2003 Melissa Kellogg, Sanctuary Gardens
Site Design: Maja Brugos Design
 
 

SANCTUARY GARDENS LANDSCAPE DESIGN

LOS ANGELES, CA | 510.759.3125
mk@SanctuaryGardensDesign.com