Address: 5741 Trophy Drive, Huntington Beach, CA
The neighborhood by Meadowlark Golf Course has always been a favorite with the cottagey-ranch houses reminiscent of cozy homes growing up. Fast forward to a couple of years ago when a call about a unique property going on the market with a BIG lot…you can guess the ending.
The house and yard were very tired but being a Realtor, the bedraggled house is now a home. The lot had over 9000 sq. ft. and an amazing view; but it was not the normal “rectangular lot.” It required the solution of incorporating all the different areas into a cohesive landscape. Everything was taken out of the yard…patio, pathways, driveway, plants, grass and lots and lots of concrete. It became a blank slate—dirt, and nothing else.
In planning, some plantings had to do double duty and not only look nice, but also help to block errant golf balls. A cutting garden was a must, plus an area for a kitchen garden and a bit of turf.
Berms in the lawn and planting beds add interest and tie in with the golf course landscape. A new low-water usage irrigation system was installed. A split rail fence is a nod to a slower-paced lifestyle and this gardener just loves it!!!
Please come by, walk around the garden enjoy a wide variety of roses, dahlias, rudbeckias, sweet peas, butterfly and bird attractants, and maybe sit awhile, relax and just enjoy the view.