Though lovely, the role of lawns is shrinking as we create new habitats in our built environment.
The Privitelli family bought this 1960’s view bungalow with a landscape designed by the original owner, himself a landscape architect. The 1960’s landscape was green lawns with Japanese garden styling a perfect set piece for the bungalow but the Privitellis wanted a habitat garden.
Green lawns give way to bocce ball courts and raised planters.
Humans enjoying their new habitat garden under the shade of a mulberry bosque.
It takes a lot of thought to design with nature. The plan helps us think through the process and examine the tradeoffs.