Linda Vista

Pasadena, CA

Opportunity knocked and our clients answered. When a tired mid-century home on a spectacular promontory came on the market, they saw the potential and made the purchase knowing they had bought not just a home, but a project. Buoyed by the canyon setting and awe-inspiring mountain and city views, a wonderful team was assembled to complete a deep remodel complemented by extensive new gardens.

The result is a soulful contemporary home residing in a landscape that evokes the native hillsides with a quiet sensibility.

The jacuzzi compliments the original pool and brings a subtle reflective beauty to the main courtyard space.

The rigor of the architecture finds counterpoint in a series of sweeping paths and walls. The radial forms ease the garden onto the organic site while lending mystery to the overall composition. What lies around the bend?

Care was taken to stabilize steep slopes and regulate water use. The plantings meld with stone, concrete, and gravel to create a textured palette that integrates the land and architecture into a unified whole.