Situated in the bustling Bouldin neighborhood, this 1914 Victorian has beautiful street presence thanks to the heritage live oak that gracefully fills the front yard. Elephant’s ear, boxwood and hanging baskets frame the original front porch and provide a welcoming southern garden entry.
HOMAGE + CONTRAST
Realizing the footprint of their pristine Victorian home and small lot size was not conducive to their family’s lifestyle, the homeowners added the adjacent lot to make room for an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), pool and backyard play. The modern stucco ADU is open and bright, offering a modern sensibility which sharply contrasts with the cconstrained spaces of the original house. A Mediterranean planting palette of bougainvillea, olive and ornamental grasses envelopes the backyard and nicely folds into the controlled front garden.
PAST + PRESENT
Passing between the old and new construction, the two distinct characters of the architecture are merged by hardscape and fencing materials. The end result is a peaceful landscape which responds to the historic structure and to modern urban density needs.