Situated on a hill above the town of Old Monterey, this property borders a coveted riparian corridor within the city limits. Living in the garden is essential for this couple; entertaining and private spaces are carefully placed throughout the property.

Our primary goal was to create a bountiful Californian garden for family and friends to enjoy. Stepping stones with strong plantings link public and private spaces. Hidden between the main and guest houses, an old limestone water trough provides a sense of calm with the sound of spilling water. Just around the corner, the olive court connects the outdoor dining and custom fire pit, culminating with an antique olive  jar as a focal point. There are views from the Main House to the fountain at the upper terrace, enticing visitors to come outside and experience each space of the garden.

The outcome is a quintessential Old Monterey property that reinforces a modern outdoor living ethos.