Residential Remodels - DNU

The remodel of this site occurred in 2 phases- the backyard, followed one year later by the front yard. 100 year old Olive trees and mature Windmill Palms were used to complement the Mediterranean architecture of the home. Dwarf Italian Cypress line the driveway and border the vineyard. A guest parking area, new brick walkway and entry landing were added as part of the renovation. The boulders are not only decorative, but are also used to retain the soil around the olive trees.

This was an extensive front yard renovation. Mature Flowering Pear and Canary Island Pine trees were removed. All of the existing concrete walks, driveway and guest parking was removed. Care was taken to preserve many existing plants- the trees adjacent the residence, and many mature Camellias and Azaleas. New block walls, pillars and wrought iron, with automated gates at the driveway and entry were added. The creation of a courtyard adds privacy to the entry. Colored concrete was used for the new driveway, guest parking, entry walk and entryway. Two mature Crape Myrtles were added to create balance with two existing Crape Myrtles located adjacent the guest parking. New plant material includes Star Jasmine vine & groundcover, white Flower Carpet Roses, Loropetalum, Bletilla, Japanese Iris, Liriope, Heuchera, Dahlia, Calla Lily, braided Olive Patio Trees, and Boxwood 'Green Beauty'. Landscape lighting illuminates the step in the entry walk, the trees, and courtyard fountain.

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1506 North Farris Avenue • Fresno, Ca 93728