Estate master-planning is more than a collaboration with the building architect in the siting of structures within the border of large properties—it is the synthesis of the owner’s specific desire while acknowledging the opportunities and constraints of the site. These larger estates require recognizable sequence of outdoor event and destinations.
Camp and Camp’s design of this Diablo Valley estate blends an informal, yet disciplined, assembly of plant material surrounding the motor court and provides a natural sloping base for the home while connecting it to the more natural areas of the site.
The property also hosts a main terrace equipped with sculptures, fireplace, Amphitheatre-styled terrace, six-foot copper birdbath and reflecting pool, plus a magnificent outdoor kitchen. Additional site features include the pool bathhouse, studio, bocce ball, multi-sport court, putting green and extensive garden paths.
Go “behind the greens” of this spectacular project in this month’s issue of Diablo Magazine (pg. 115).