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HILLSIDE COTTAGE

LOCATION:  MILL VALLEY

This lovely property sits nestled on the hillside above Mill Valley with beautiful views of Mt Tamalpais. The new owners hired PA to develop a master plan that reflected the lifestyle of their young, active family.

Hillside Cottage Mill Valley - Front Stairs
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Hillside Cottage Mill Valley - Driveway and Electric Gate

From there, PA developed several outdoor “rooms” to meet the family’s objectives for the space.

 

There is an intimate hot tub area, a large blue stone patio with a custom fire element and a built in grill/dining area for al fresco evenings.

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To begin, we created a new entry complete with a bigger driveway for more adequate parking and a secure, custom-designed entry gate. 

Hillside Cottage Mill Valley - Backyard Seating and Fire Pit

The plan made sure to accommodate the mature rhododendron that anchors the entertaining area and PA added colorful, low-water companion plants throughout to complete the space.

 

PA also designed a generous turf area large enough for the kids to play ball.

 

And tucked away from the entertaining areas are two raised veggie beds set on decomposed granite. 

Hillside Cottage Mill Valley - Backyard Play Area
Hillside Cottage Mill Valley -Backyard Raised Planting Beds