A Japanese Torii style gate is combined with a landscape created of reclaimed hand-hewn Sierra Granite from the Nob Hill seminary of Charles Crocker, one of California's Big 4. The monolithic granite was used to create walkways and retaining walls with a natural asymmetry for paths and plan.
Cevan integrated custom cast seating, art and a Japanese fountain, creating a landscape full of intimate places and views that also has extensive areas for outdoor dining and entertaining. The Asian elements blend well with the contemporary California landscape and architecture, combining them with architectural stone and art, creating a garden that is both natural and beautiful.
This garden has been featured in the San Francisco Chronicle's Sunday Magazine and Zahid Sardar's book, "New Garden Design: Inspiring Private Paradises"
“Cevan’s flair for artistic creation in the garden is amazing. He guides you to achieve the most from your garden and stretches you artistically, bringing in organic, stone, concrete and wood materials in ways you would not have considered.”