Dwell Home Venice: Part 23
In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project from start to finish with future resident Michael Sylvester. Part 23, May 2013: Landscaping.
With a home that fully integrates the indoor and outdoor spaces, landscape design is a critical element. Sebastian Mariscal had defined a series of outdoor rooms and we selected Ventura, CA based Landscape Architect Jack Kiesel to help us make the most of these spaces. In the design phase of our landscaping we discussed modes of use and paths of travel for the numerous outdoor spaces that are tightly integrated with the home. Jack Kiesel drew up several rounds of plans as we agreed on ground cover material and refined the plant selections and layout. My wife and I had clear views on what types of plants we liked and these were integrated into the design discussions.