Outdoor, Back Yard, Side Yard, Front Yard, Trees, Landscape Lighting, Shrubs, and Walkways “The lone valley oak in some ways defined the shape of the house,” says landscape architect Bernard Trainor. The structure wraps around the century-old tree, forming a courtyard with a series of fiber-cement chairs by French designer Julia von Sponeck.  Photo 6 of 10 in A Meadow With Amenities