The residence is quite California mid-century modern. Cevan chose to add a bit of California's history to the garden design with reclaimed hand-hewn Sierra Granite from the Nob Hill seminary of Charles Crocker, one of California's Big 4.
A Japanese Torii style gate opens to a lush vista of green plantings. 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 complement the contemporary architecture, 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.”