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Rivermouth Landscape in Carmel, California by Bernard Trainer

The first thought you may have when seeing this pictures is how well this house’s design integrates into the surrounding coastal foredunes. But this is rather an excellent example of landscape design, where the surrounding atmosphere of wild coast was created after the house was built. This isn’t one of the common cases of contemporary landscape design when short-cut grass on the neat hills struggle to create geometric perfection. All the plantings were carefully selected to emphasize the Californian oceanic view toward Point Lobos and yet brighten it up. The result is beautiful on the verge of reality – unusual flora lit by the sunset light sometimes makes you feel like you are dreaming.

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