“Progressive landscape architects Terremoto brought rigor and drama to the exterior environment. They gave the property the well-composed entry sequence it deserves, and an inspired view from every vantage point thereafter. I worked closely with them to capitalize on all possible indoor-outdoor connections. They added amenities to the site including an entry court fountain, a fire pit, and beautifully detailed outdoor benches.”And about that outdoor kitchen, also from Architect Emily Farnham…
“We collaborated with Terremoto on a pool-side entertaining pergola including an outdoor kitchen and dining area overlooking the pool and mountain views beyond. We chose Fire Magic outdoor appliances for the kitchen. They have a great minimalist drop-in outdoor grill as well as a pretty stainless-steel under-counter ice machine and refrigerator. During the design phase Johnston Vidal, Terremoto and I realized that all have the same favorite engineer – Craig Phillips. We asked for only 4 columns on our pergola and Craig obliged by pre-cambering the support beams to achieve the impressive long span.”For the furnishings, Emily noted that she looked to Terremoto’s raw aesthetic for inspiration. She selected pieces that had elemental geometry and a sculptural quality and turned to some of her favorites brands, Croft House, James Perse, DWR and Sutherland. Outdoor furniture can easily get clunky and I am always on the look out for pieces that don’t scream “hey look at me, I’m outdoor furniture!”. Emily nailed it with every single piece. They are sculptural as well as functional and complement the architecture so well.
Now onto the before and afters…
HISTORICAL “BEFORE” PHOTO
AFTER RESTORATIONThe most important thing they did (in my opinion) was bring back the original terraced look of the eaves. At some point someone replaced them with flat stucco (shown in the first photo of the series) and I know they hoped that the original was still hidden underneath but on further inspection it was not. Emily worked with the contractors Bronstruction to completely re-build them, replicating the original design.
AFTERStunning transformation don’t you think?!
See all of the progress and tours of our Mandy Moore Residential project here.