La Jolla, CA – Modern Mediterranean

Posted on Oct 5, 2014 in , , , , , , , , , ,

Eco Minded Solutions performed a whole home renovation on this La Jolla property. It features low water landscape design and accent lighting to create incredible ambiance.

By working with a local San Diego homer builder and landscape architect this home received a unique contemporary style face lift that is both modern and chic. Material combinations of wood, glass, stucco, and tile play in harmony to create texture, patterns, and contrast for a pleasing neutral palate that incorporates the colors of sand and the nearby ocean.

Unique succulent plantings offer pops of color in the landscape.

A grand entry to the property begins with formal entry columns flanking the main stairway. The main entry is decked with ambient and unique lighting that frames the front door and illuminates the stairway.

Surrounding the home, a low retaining wall, topped with a row of plantings, bring a sense of privacy while maintaining curb appeal. These plants require little maintenance, and stay green year round.

Conserving water was a main priority in creating the landscape for this project. The use of succulents and native plants reduce the need for water and bring accents of color to the front of the home. Varieties of ground cover including bark mulch and river pebble contrast for a striking, layered look.

The elevated back and side yards of the home are transformed into a usable outdoor entertainment area complete with a barbecue pit, putting green and more! Artificial turf is used for the putting green and backyard, requiring no water and minimal maintenance.

Design-smart barriers create privacy and safety. In this project, a wood slat fence and retaining wall provide visual privacy for the home and property. On the upper terrace, a glass railing provides safety while leaving the sweeping ocean views unobstructed.