Coast Ridge Residence
Portola Valley, California

Scott Lewis Landscape Architecture wove a textured design of regionally-appropriate plantings throughout this contemporary compound of residence and studios, harmonizing the site to its oak woodland surroundings. The horticulturalist-owner’s extensive succulent collection is highlighted in a sculptural planting bed of rough-hewn stone in the central courtyard. Atop the studios, a roof garden of meadow grasses and wildflowers evokes the native character of the surrounding regional open space reserve.


American Society of Landscape Architects, National Honor Award (view details)
American Society of Landscape Architects Northern California Chapter Merit Award (view details)
Backyard Habitat Award, The Town of Portola Valley, CA, Conservation Committee
Gardens Illustrated, February 2023, Open to Nature (view details)
VilleGiardini Magazine, December 2021, Immersed in the Landscape (view details)
Architectural Digest, September 2019, The Future of Design (view details)

Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects
Marion Brenner Photography
David Wakely Photography