Leah Drake & Associates - landscape design studio
LOS ALTOS RANCH STYLE GARDENS, 1999 to Present
We have been very fortunate to watch this garden design and landscape evolve over the past decade or so to what it is today.  Starting with a massive remodel in 1999, we designed a new front driveway with pavers, cut a new bluestone back patio and entertainment space out of the back hillside, and decreased large amount of unusable space and water hungry lawn.  Now, the creative, colorful low water plantings and gardens have come to maturity to make this high visibility home a showstopper. This landscape is a testament to the ever changing and evolving art of a Landscape, and the designer's creative vision over a span of time.  Check back soon for updated photos!


BEFORE- Asphalt and lawn...
BEFORE- Asphalt and lawn...
AFTER- Exciting low maintenance plantings, with circular paver driveway
AFTER- Exciting low maintenance plantings, with circular paver driveway
BACK PATIO BEFORE- not a functional space
BACK PATIO BEFORE- not a functional space
BACK PATIO AFTER: Expanded space by taking fence to property line and cutting into hillside. Installed Bluestone Retaining Walls and enlarged Patio with Built in BBQ and Water Feature
BACK PATIO AFTER: Expanded space by taking fence to property line and cutting into hillside. Installed Bluestone Retaining Walls and enlarged Patio with Built in BBQ and Water Feature
Custom water feature
Custom water feature
Side Lawn turned into Woodland Walk
Side Lawn turned into Woodland Walk
Front Streetscape
Front Streetscape
Ranch style fence with colorful plants along street
Ranch style fence with colorful plants along street
Handsome and functional DCS grill
Handsome and functional DCS grill
Shed becomes a garden feature with windows and window boxes, roofing to match home.
Shed becomes a garden feature with windows and window boxes, roofing to match home.