Hollywood / Santa Monica Neighborhood Association Yard of the Month March 2023

Winner: 6910 Vivia Ave

Superb use of stone, characteristic of great Japanese gardens, accents the curving paved path to the door of this HSM Minimal Traditional-styled house.

Stone-paved beds such as these were used by the Japanese to create the illusion of pools of water in dry areas. The polished brass kick plate brightens the solid door, inviting the visitor along the path to the porch.

Soon the beautifully pruned deciduous tree will leaf out, creating a shady courtyard effect. Until then, the direct sun is welcome to warm the winter facade.

Like so many of our HSM landscapes, 6910 Vivian demonstrates that small front lawns can be re-imagined as inviting, even dramatic, outdoor rooms.

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