Living roof meets earth. Sprawling over 6,000 square feet this earth-sheltered residence rises seamlessly out the land.
A remodeled driveway court with a teardrop shaped planted island begins the mysterious approach to the house. Flanked by bold rockscape integrated living roofs one slowly descends down into the house .
A planting palette of mostly California native plants combined with selective drought-tolerant Mediterranean-type perennials were selected for wildlife habitat.
A wildland fire protection sprinkler system was integrated into the living roof. The fully automated system saved the residence during a fierce firestorm in 2019.