Manzana Mala

A postmodern building in a historic apple orchard was acquired by a new owner with a fondness for Mexican modernism. merge studio revamped the planting plan around the house with native and pollinator-friendly background plantings and selected dramatic yet drought-tolerant accent plants. We also updated the orchard management plan to include deer fencing and sustainable no-till practices. Future work will include a formal gate entry and a new office building, as well as a restored riparian corridor.

project team
landscape architect: merge studio
landscape contractor: JKT Associates
interior design: Irene Turner - Sonoma Style