This home is located in the Sharon Heights neighborhood, of Menlo Park. Mature oaks and beautiful views of the hills provide this distinctive home with a serene setting. Steep grade changes required the building of retaining walls with stairs and handrails. Stainless steel was used on the outdoor kitchen, handrails, gate hardware, and landscape lighting.
Key features include a spacious outdoor kitchen, a modern gas fire pit under a pergola, a granite fountain, and copper capped raised garden beds. The fountain and fire pit are focal points within a garden of axial alignments. Other elements include a backyard stone patio, black decomposed granite paths, permeable stone driveway, and concrete walks with stone banding. Artificial lawns, under stunning oaks provide a place for children to play and protects the oaks from irrigation damage.
The Landscape Architect on this project, Paul Reed of Reed Associates Landscape Architecture, discusses his experience on the Raves page.