Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Considered the Camp David of the West, Sunnylands was once a prestigious destination for gubernatorial grand fromages.  This year, the garden became open for public pleasure.  Located in Rancho Mirage, the exterior environment appropriately shouts a quintessential Slim Aarons vibe.

The pink ceramic facade is fun however, the trees buffering the house from the water are fantastic. Their placement around the structure reminds me of a jaw. Each one of them is a tooth in a perfect expression.

Where man versus nature collide, man concedes and permits the trees to pierce through the roofline. It gives the effect that they are stakes, holding the structure in place. 

A floss of open spaces are created in the interstitial areas between the canopies to allow for social participation with the landscape to play out.  Love it.