By Melanie Mackenzie
From my first visit, I knew I’d be spending a lot of time here developing the watershapes and landscapes on this amazing site.
Set on a bluff in Del Mar, Calif., the whole property slopes down from the street level to the back edge of the property. Beyond was an open space offering uninterrupted views of a river estuary, native coastal scrub studded with rare, indigenous, protected Torrey Pines and the Del Mar shoreline’s pounding surf. There were also the spectacularly patterned cliffs at Torrey Pines State Park – a vista and set of colors that ultimately determined material choices for this project.
It helped that I was completely at ease with [more]