Projects > Private Homes > Native Habitat in Northeast Napa

This private home in the Lorraine Park neighborhood was in need of a planting refresh and a drainage solution for the front yard. This property is a large, flat parcel and the clients had difficulty getting positive drainage from the rear yard out to the front. The clients desired a California native plant palette – wishing to create habitat for birds, pollinators and other animals. Other design challenges included a large blank wall on the front façade and awkward roof leaders draining onto the entry walk. Studio 1515 designed a large dry streambed on one side of the front yard to capture water from the back and dissipate it as it travels to the front. For the blank wall, a stainless-steel cable trellis system was installed with an evergreen, flowering vine. The roof leaders were redirected to rain chains tied into tall, modern planters.

Studio 1515 prepared a planting plan primarily consisting of California native plants. On a recent site visit we were delighted to observe numerous birds, hummingbirds, butterflies and bees of all kinds enjoying the landscape!