Entries set the tone for the entire project – both the architecture and the landscape. They can be extravagant or cozy, but in either case they are the prelude to the houses’ interior. Creating a clear arrival sequence through the landscape enhanced by garden elements, lighting, and water features encourages one to move towards the main entrance of the home.

Whether it is a motor court with a commanding California Oak tree as a centerpiece, or a pedestrian gate that reveals hidden rocky pathways, or an allee of columnar palm trees leading towards the entry – these spaces are all welcoming experiences. The entry is a place to pause and to review one’s surroundings.


About Us

Our design philosophy is predicated on deep, meaningful connections between the house and the land. Southern California is blessed with a nurturing environment that provides extraordinary opportunities for true indoor-outdoor living. The homes we design fulfill that promise with beauty and joy.

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An Interview With Million Dollar Decorating

Erik Evens was recently interviewed by James Swan on his popular podcast Million Dollar Decorating. Listen to or download the interview transcript here.

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