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How do you make a 1920s formal Italianate house suit its family’s exuberant sensibilities? We started with a radical shift in site circulation on the double-sized corner lot to bring people in from the front and side. The new landscape marries a classical garden structure with eclectic plantings, colorful materials and playful details. New terraces, loggia, a pool and pool pavilion provide important outdoor living space for this active family. The gardens provide warmth and a sense of enclosure with broad views out to the mountains beyond.