Sonoma Sanctuary

merge studio helped place the new buildings on this formerly bare lot.  Infrastructure including a large water storage tank and septic mound were artfully incorporated into the landscape layout.  New plantings include a no-mow lawn, vegetable beds, fruit trees, and dramatic bunch grasses.  A native shrub understory was developed around preserved mature trees, and a long water feature separates the lawn from the ‘wilder’ landscape.  The whole project meets stringent CalGreen certification standards.

project team
landscape architect: merge studio
architect: Lars Langberg Architects
builder: Mark Barry
landscape contractors: JKT Associates (hardscape & walls)
& Paul Martinez (plantings & irrigation)