Our La Jolla homeowner had a clear vision, he wanted a clean modern look with crisp lines and a tropical feel for his approximately 4,800 sq ft backyard. His beautiful home on Mt. Soledad had a pre-existing rectangular pool and ipe wood deck off the back door; both of which would be components reflected (and replicated) within the design of the landscape.
The home is surrounded by 40-year-old trees that were planted during the initial build of the La Jolla neighborhood and are now of specimen size and worth many thousands of dollars. A spectacular Dragon Tree (Dracaena Draco, native to the Canary Islands), large Ficus (Ficus Benjamina, native to Asia, Australia and West Indies) and Canary Palms dominate the vista of the backyard and were an excellent and unexpected addition in giving the landscape the lush and tropical feel that the homeowner desired.