Local Landscape Architect & Artist’s Well Loved Home August 30, 2011
Last year, I hired the amazingly talented landscape architect, David Gibson, to come by our home and give me his thoughts on what to do with the landscaping in the front of our home. Before leaving, he invited us to come over and see his own home’s landscaping, since he wanted to show me how he had used some of the materials he spoke about, for our place. It was a great idea but never happened.
Lo and behold, there is a beautiful spread in the September issue of Sacramento Magazine, with gorgeous pictures of the home…inside and out.
I love a home with a wooden gate and I love the color of this one. David uses cut gravel a lot for driveways, walk ways and patios, not only because he likes the look but also likes the affordability of the material. He says cut gravel works better than pea gravel, because the cut gravel has flat sides that will settle securely against another flat sided rock, making for very little movement, when walked upon.
While the exterior is lush with greenery and natural materials, it took David Gibson and William Ishmael 22 years to complete their long term plans for the property, which they purchased back in 1989. They first built and then lived in the guest house, while making plans for the main house, which is now filled with beautiful things they’ve collected over the years, from around the world. It was so clearly a labor of love and is one of the most lovely, tranquil homes I’ve seen. Congratulations to them both for their patience and outstanding results that were certainly worth the wait!
Enjoy your day!