The Knight Way Residence is a 1940's California ranch style house that was re-stored to maintain the feel of the ranch house while introducing a touch of Modernity. In the landscape, the owners wanted to combine the clean lines of Modernism with a native Southern California materials. Concrete, stone, gravel and plaster were selected with hues that reflected the Southern California natural environment.
Native plants are used extensively to create a low maintenance, water conserving landscape that changes with the seasons and provides habitat for native wildlife. In the front yard, the existing lawn was replaced with a native grass lawn that uses a fraction of the water while blending in to the native plant palette. A series of new stone walls and de-composed granite paths lead visitors to the front door. In the back yard the existing pool was refinished, an outdoor shower was installed, and a custom cast concrete fire pit provides warmth on chilly evenings.