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March 5, 2020

I am excited to announce that I have been selected for the “Best of Houzz 2020” in Customer Service award! It is truly an honor to win this award for the fifth year because I pride myself on making customer satisfaction a top priority in each project I work on. For those who are unfamiliar...

February 25, 2020
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Have you ever found yourself wondering: “how can I personally benefit from hiring a landscape architect”? Aside from the more obvious fact that paying extra attention to design elements around your home can boost your own satisfaction of your surroundings as a homeowner, studies have shown that landscape architecture can actually benefit you financially in...

January 5, 2020
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It is hard to believe that there was once a point in time where landscape architecture was not a huge part of my life. When I enrolled as an undergraduate student at UC Davis and began planning for my future, I did not expect to be where I am now. As I worked towards my...

November 5, 2019
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When it comes to completely transforming a landscape, there are a lot of details to take into consideration. In every project that I work on I dedicate many hours to design details, plant placement, site meetings, and coordination. I believe through hard work and perseverance you can achieve anything you set your mind to, truly...

October 18, 2019
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Over the past thirty years while working in landscape design and contracting, I have enjoyed viewing each new landscape as a blank slate full of endless potential. The Akuka residence was a prime example of a canvas waiting to be transformed. From the beginning of this project, we knew that we wanted to celebrate all...

September 10, 2019
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I am thrilled to announce that my website will now include a sketch gallery! This brand new feature will be used to highlight the blueprints and design conceptions from many of my previous projects. View Gallery The gallery will include photos, drawings, and notes gathered from numerous visionary meetings with clients, as well as countless...

August 28, 2019
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For this project, I had the pleasure of working alongside Matt and Mary Carol in completely transforming their surrounding landscape into a masterpiece full of Tuscan casual, Italian transitional, modern, and contemporary elements. I had first met with them in September of last year, with a deadline steadily approaching for an upcoming event to be...

July 29, 2019
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Maria and Matt’s Turlock family home’s contemporary interiors and story book exterior (based on the 1927 Tuck Box, Carmel-By-The-Sea) were ready for entertaining and living stylishly, but the rest of the one-acre property fell short. The existing stamped concrete, spotty-dotty landscape lighting, tired pool, squiggly lawn expanses, and single steps galore were uninspired and inaccessible...

July 3, 2019
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My first steps are to interview the client and take copious notes, asking many questions about use, priorities, preferences, concerns, and desires. I visit the site again to take inventory and further consider opportunities and constraints. After developing an accurate site plan as my base, I then analyze all of the collected data and develop...

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Monica Perrone is a sole-practitioner landscape architect with over thirty years of industry professionalism. She has lived and worked in various regions of the United States with diverse experience in landscape architecture, planning, urban design, landscape contracting and event design.

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