Combining Modern Design and Zen to Create Lasting Peace


A natural getaway…

The existing architecture of the private residence is very modern and contemporary. Although beautiful on its own, the client wanted their yard to be a retreat from their hectic lives. Our design uses many natural elements and curves to off-set the very straight lines of their house’s contemporary architecture.

A granite orb sits as an accent inside the pond. For a closer view, residents and guests can climb down the hand-carved steps from their patio to the main garden. Stone, pebbles, and greenery create a natural pathway.


  • Natural stone wall
  • Granite for the ball
  • Quartzite
  • White agapanthus
  • Gardenia
  • Horsetail reed
  • Snowball

View project pictures below!

LEED Certification

My Zen garden designs are a celebration of Mother Earth, so nothing pleased me more than to earn Platinum LEED Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for this design in May 2010.

LEED (or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is “a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.”

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