Big Picture: Terrific Terrace

November 5, 2014 -  By

LOCATION: The hills of Marin County, Calif.

COMPANY: Gardeners’ Guild, Richmond, Calif.

THE DETAILS: A piece of a multilevel Craftsman style residence built into the hillside, below street level, this project received a 2013 National Landscape Awards of Excellence Grand Award from the Professional Landcare Network. It was involved in a renovation project on the upper floors and other areas of the main house when the exterior landscape project began, which led to much coordination among the owners, landscape architect, landscape contractor and the general contractor. Extensive engineering, both structural and geotechnical, was required, as the main concrete retaining wall was curved and reached 7-ft.-plus in height. This wall was integrated into new and existing levels, staircases and pathways and included extensive piers, steel, drainage and compaction, then finished with lightly textured stucco.

Other firms involved in this project were Horizon, American Soil & Stone and SBI Building Materials & Landscape Supplies.

Photos: Gardeners’ Guild

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