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Pool & Pergola
Mesa road Pond
Mesa Road
Mesa road Pond & fountain
Mesa road guest House
Mesa road entry
Mesa road fountain
Mesa road Pond

Garden Design for the George Washington Smith Historical Home
Casa del Greco

The Aldrich Company has had the honor of working on homes designed by the famous architect, George Washington Smith, but in this case, it was his actual home in Montecito, dating to 1924! The Company's principle designer, Alida Aldrich studied old architectural and landscape plans at UCSB in order to design gardens that would pay homage to the original design, but with an updated flair. Having a main house, two guest houses and an interior courtyard offered opportunities to incorporate period design elements of wrought iron, flagstone, gravel and three new fountains. We added the pool in the rear garden, and put in a koi pond with a seating wall in the interior courtyard. We brought in mature Olive, Pepper and Arbutus Marina trees to accent the original architectural design.
This was an exceptional project to work on.
(see Before & After).