Project Description

This waterfront garden on the Belvedere lagoon reflects the casual and contemporary lifestyle of the owners. With docks refurbished in Brazilian hardwoods bordering two sides of the property, the emphasis of this waterfront garden is on outdoor living and water access. Bluestone flows from one side of the property, through the house and out to the patios on the other side.  The patio off the family room, furnished with Summit chaise lounges, reflects the curved walls and arbors that grace the house. These curves are picked up again in the strong geometry of the paving pattern and gray-brown Montana moss rock walls and barbecue around the house. A circular sitting area where the two docks meet is perfect for cocktails as the sun sets over Mount Tamalpais. Opposite the entry to the house, a fountain of rippling stainless steel bars evokes the ripples of the lagoon water and the view that awaits.

Sculptures are set among the casual seaside planting of waving grasses, lavender and sea lavender. A pair of boxing rabbits, by Barry Flannagan, and a small bronze sculpture by Joel Shapiro, act as accents and humorous pieces in the setting.

Construction: RV Stich & Co., Murata Landscaping


Ecological Attributes

  • appropriate plant selection
  • planting to attract beneficial birds, butterflies and insects
  • limited lawn area
  • LED lighting