Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Comfort and low impact by simplicity of design and materials

All photos by Marion Brenner
Home in Stinson Beach, California...
The original home was built in 1968, and started out as a modest, L-shaped bungalow. During a recent renovation, SF-based architect Peter Pfau added 540 square feet of living space and collaborated with Marin-based Blasen Landscape Architecture to create a family retreat that welcomes the sea without capitulating to its harsh demands. "You have salt air and extreme winds," says Eric Blasen, landscape architect. "Trying to fit into the landscape was the goal, and it was a challenge." Here's how the garden rises to the occasion and utilizes drought tolerant plantings.  An original story appeared in Remodelista.

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