This 8 year old garden designed by Katherine Spitz, AIA, ASLA, LEED AP (landscape architect), sets a beautiful stage for this craftsman, in a "compound" layout (there are a couple other compound Craftsmen houses on Grandview as well). The front garden is casual and naturalistic, featuring large drifts of geometrically placed ground cover and shrubs, and a decomposed granite car court. It has grown in very well.
The owner wanted to have a garden that had a fresh, green and lavish feel yet drought resistant and easy to maintain and that is exactly what was achieved! This is one of three gardens in a cluster on Mountain View that were all designed by Mar Vista resident Katie Spitz.