El Cerrito, CA: The landscape photo below is another view from above.
Mitchell Ave., San Leandor: Travertine patio with compacted complimentary gravel. Raised stone seating planter box with basalt water feature and contained Japanese timber bamboo in raised stone boarder bed.
Mountain View: Travertine in ashlar pattern after acid wash.
San Ramon: Travertine patio, extended bull nosed stone seating wall, raised stone boarder beds and contained black bamboo with redwood arbor.
Alameda: Travertine with tru blue slate boarder beds.
Hand selecting main quartz center piece stones:
Alameda: Three Rivers slate patio with tight joint placement. The limestone seating wall/planter box is slightly elavated above the patio for an levitated appearance. Other features include a Zen inspired mortared polished pebbled pathway with a water saving Asain accent planting landscape.
Alameda: Limestone stonework with Asian accented plantings, water feature and marble faced seating wall.
San Bruno: Oatmeal Roma Limestone stonework, stone BBQ counter, raised redwood herb garden within sloped hill, beautifully stacked row/column stone gardens on sloped hill, contained bamboo seating wall, tiered patios on slope with veranda redwood deck over looking East Bay.
A year later:
Bayport, Alameda: Quartz stone porch with stone seating wall and water feature.
Bayport Alameda: Asian accented stone garden with contained bamboo in seating wall, dry creek bed with water feature, BBQ stone counter top, drip sod irrigation (not sprinklers), veranda redwood decking and travertine patio.
Bayport: Travertine dry set stonework, contained king bamboo with hand cut slate stone border bed, 900 pound bolder and five foot tall rim rock flowing water feature.
Bayport, Alameda: Travertine entry and pathway with Italian blue cypress and Hinoke cypress planted in Terrecottebenocci Italian pottery. Eight English box woods border the entrance with young prennials in the bedding area. Photos of courtyards coming this week.
Tim and Charlotte:
Alameda: Travertine with contained bamboo:
Bayport, Alameda: Tiered Slate Patio with Purple Temple Bamboo. The design was co-developed with the customer (an architect).
Bayport, Alameda: Full Range Slate patio: