Mountaintop Escape

Perched on a high mountain ridge with Bay views and in the shadows of Mt. Tamalpais floats a new modern residential masterpiece by Jensen Architects. It sits amongst bold drifts of lively grasses, colorful native perennials and wildflowers that provide year-round structure and floral displays. I collaborated closely with the architects and homeowners to create their dream retreat.

Stroll along casual granite paths to the outdoor dining terrace beneath an ancient oak canopy, or lounge next to the uber-slick swimming pool while warming yourself by a fire at sunset. There are also rain gardens, a kitchen garden, a hot tub in its own floating pavilion, a cutting garden, succulent planted walls, an orchard, and numerous large seating boulders for casual conversations with friends. This property has become one of the top design projects for both the architect and landscape companies. It has received several awards and has been published extensively.

* project created with TFL


My Role: Lead Designer & Project Manager

Client: Private Family

Size: 2.0 acres

Location: Larkspur, CA.

Status: Completed 2015

Architect: Jensen Architects

Photos: Mariko Reed