2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Landscape — Residential


2019 Best of Design Awards winners for Landscape — Residential

2019 Best of Design Award winner for Landscape — Residential: Malibu Overlook
Landscape Architect: Stephen Billings Landscape Architecture
Architect: Michael Goorevich
Location: Malibu, California

When a family moved to Malibu, California, they had difficulty finding a property that matched their eco-conscious lifestyle. They partnered with Stephen Billings Landscape Architecture to create a visually compelling terrain that minimizes resource use and aims to redefine luxury in an era of diminishing hydrological resources. The team took cues from the rugged beauty of the surrounding chaparral, where the native ecosystem thrives without resource inputs. The landscape design was conceived of as an extension of this native ecology and is defined by its embeddedness in the greater natural setting. In addition to using a native plant palette, permeable hardscape materials mitigate the impact of stormwater on the site’s steep slopes.

General Contractor: Brian Guizot
Landscape Contractor: Royal Landscape
Outdoor Lighting: BEGA

Honorable Mention

Project Name: Musician’s Garden
Designer: Stephen Billings Landscape Architecture

Tall grass and bushes with a rounded walkway around a house
Landscape — Residential: Honorable Mention: Musician’s Garden (Undine Prohl and Sarah Ferreter)