The Italianesque architectural style of the house gave us the opportunity to apply our knowledge of historical estates in California. Located in Altadena, this large and long-neglected property needed a completely new design. The rectilinear lawn provides a space large enough for the homeowners and their children to play ball together. The planting bordering the walkway is linear and rigorous. The native plants at the base of the Oak tree explode in color, contrast and texture.