Projects > Private Homes > Waterwise Elegance in Browns Valley

This beautiful Browns Valley home in Napa boasts an expansive front yard. When the clients hired Studio 1515 the front yard was almost entirely lawn. The clients wished to replace the lawn with drought-tolerant, low maintenance plants. They also asked for a new entry walk and a new hardscape design for their large driveway. Studio 1515 prepared a rich and varied planting plan incorporating grasses, succulents and CA native plants – all significantly reducing their water and chemical use. We reoriented the entry walk to create a more striking entry experience approaching the house and added lighting along the way. The driveway and walk include colored concrete with brick bands that are coordinated with the brick on the house façade.