Alter Residence

Alter Residence

Santa Monica, CA, USA
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Residential Landscape

Alter Residence

SCA-LARC as Landscape Architects

The Alter Residence is a redesign project for a level front yard of a 1970s Spanish Revival home in Santa Monica.

The primary functional goal of the design is to provide a low-maintenance and low-water use outdoor space for a retired couple.

The concept is based on a formal layout that incorporates drought tolerant plant species that are low-maintenance.

Elements that support the concept include the removal of all turf grass in favor of decomposed granite, a staggered grid of six olive trees, a central blue agave, a parkway made exclusively of drought tolerant plant species, and steel edging that delineates the decomposed granite areas from the planting areas.

Project Credits
Landscape Architects
A.A. Hijmans van den Bergh building Utrecht University
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