Home to an executive, his wife, and their two teenaged sons, this elegant craftsman style home in Solvang, CA, accommodates a large covered exterior entertainment area, with barbecue and fire pit, a swimming pool, and areas for archery and horseshoes. Vast lawns, front and rear, of deep-rooted drought-tolerant turf grass, are bordered by mixed beds of grasses, native roses, penstemons, hydrangeas, sedums, echinaceas, and a variety of natural plantings--all surrounded by an arboretum of evergreen cedars, magnolias, and pyrus kawakamii, interspersed with deciduous specimens of platanus, eleagnus, cercis, lagerstromia, and liquidambar.
The owners have great style, with a clear vision of color and purpose, offering an exciting exchange of ideas in the design process.