Modern Landscaping Design Blog

Celebrating Our Earth Day Birthday

Well, it’s official – Ecocentrix Landscape Architecture is behind the (metaphorical) wheel. This week we turn Sweet Sixteen! Blow out the reusable candles folks, because we’re celebrating another Earth Day Birthday. While it’s certainly odd to imagine this business being old enough to operate a vehicle, grow facial hair, and attend prom, it feels simultaneously… Read more »

Bringing Aloha Spirit to the Desert

When picturing Aloha Living, one might envision oceanic views and sun-soaked sands. It would be hard-pressed to find the first image in your mind to be that of the Coachella Valley. And yet, we’re at it again to cultivate reality from vision. Enter, the Desert Oasis Show House. This 4,350 square foot home, designed in… Read more »

Hillside Power Project: Taming Ancient Sand Dunes

Talk about a complex hillside estate… …How does one tame an ancient sand dune?! Located within a short walk to the Pacific Ocean, this uncharacteristically large lot is one giant dune. The multi-faceted construction of the Power Street Project began with intense site work stemming from the retained terraces that navigate over 30-feet of elevation… Read more »

The Synergy of Rich Landscape and Airy Essence

This modern Tuscan architecture home of Beverly Hills pairs eloquently with the sprawling, villa-like panorama. Our Lloydcrest project was all about creating synergy between multiple inspirations and elements. Modern Mediterranean Focusing on revealing off-site views and providing screening where needed, while still complimenting the Mediterranean palette, we enriched the vegetation with olive trees, succulents and… Read more »

The Elegance of Expertise: Camino Colibri

This secluded hillside property is located in the highly desired Monte Nido community, nestled between mountainous peaks between Calabasas and Malibu, California. Our Clients came to us with a vision for an improved entertaining space with a cascading infinity pool highlighted as the most prominent feature. After studying the opportunities and constraints, we generated several iterations… Read more »

Ecocentrix: Unmasked

15 Years of Passion, Pivots and Opulent Projects Ecocentrix is celebrating our 15-year anniversary this Earth Day! Sown out of passion and raised through two recessions, creator and principal John Feldman has cultivated a sophisticated, full service boutique landscape architecture firm. These last 15 years has brought many challenges and changes, but the core of… Read more »

Hindsight is 2020: The Importance of Outdoor Living

The stresses of the world these days are enough to make us all want to simply getaway for a while. Of course, that seems to be the one thing we can’t do, which strands us with few options inside our homes. We’re left daydreaming of the restorative feeling that washes over us upon entering a… Read more »

Palm Springs Mesa Modern

It’s hard to believe that just three weeks before California’s “Shelter in Place Order” went into effect that thousands flocked for two straight weeks to the event. The desert sun warmed our bodies and filled our hearts whilst revealing our prior intense six months of work at what became recognized as the star of Modernism… Read more »

Club Condren

The 46th Annual Sophisticated Snoop Home Tour was quite a success, and so much fun! The name says it all, really, because who doesn’t enjoy a “hall pass” to peek into our neighbors’ style and see how professionally designed homes measure up? We were thrilled by the turnout of hundreds of people to our project,… Read more »