A while back we featured a few images of a residential project in a blog post titled “Another satisfied customer”. Joan Grabel of Park Slope Landscape worked on the Gurman Residence in Santa Monica, transforming a beatiful 1924 home with an average landscape into something special.
Not only did she send a few images to us (and thank us for a job well done), she submitted the project to the Pro Portfolio section of the Los Angeles Times.
This feature runs every Monday in the paper, and looks at a recently built, remodeled or redecorated home with commentary from the designer.
We included a (very) brief snippet of an email that Joan sent to our regional sales representative in that post. Better to hear about the project in her words (from the Times article):
The 1924 Spanish Colonial Revival home of writer/producer Richard and Susan Gurman was designed by renowned theater architect S. Charles Lee, known for his blend of Spanish Baroque, Art Deco, Beaux Arts and Streamline Moderne styles. Inspired by the Gurmans’ appreciation for art and architecture, I created a design that echoed and complemented the architectural integrity of this home and provided the outdoor living elements that the Gurmans’ desired: swimming pool, dining and sitting areas, barbecue, water feature and sustainable garden.
She used a variety of lightweight concrete planters with Tournesol’s container irrigation system in all of them (you can see the CWF Flower Bowl irrigation in the Arcade Collection planters at the front of the lot in the image at the top of this post).
This is a fantastic installation, with some great images in the LA Times post – don’t miss it!