Spanish Revival | Mediterranian Entry

A Palo Alto family wanted to create a more welcoming entry and create a front patio where their young children could play safely. The front yard of this mission style home with traditional stucco walls, had lawn and a few fruit trees.

We transformed the front garden by enclosing the new patio and adding a fountain and generous planting areas.

I designed the gates with the help of D'Ambra's Iron Works in Redwood City. The tile is Italian terra-cotta from Italics in Berkeley. The red Acer palmatum 'Bloodgood.' shades the windows of the dining room and an office. Pots, bench, and an outdoor table and chairs round out the charm of the space.

Mediterranean plants were used throughout to compliment the mission architecture. Phormium 'Maori Princess', Euphorbia and Limonium perezii seen here.