Adrian-Hanson Residence

Napa, California

For this house with a spectacular view overlooking the Napa Valley, Roche+Roche was engaged to create gardens to accompany a newly-designed home with a contemporary European feel. The home, designed with a mixture of rustic and contemporary elements, is designed to promote a comfortable indoor/outdoor lifestyle for a family with two young children. Using primarily climbing vines and boule shaped plantings, Roche+Roche created a simple, yet sophisticated garden setting.

On the shadier east side of the house, a Wisteria-covered steel trellis leads to a sheltered garden area planted with Oakleaf Hydrangea and Boxwood boules, while a covered cooking and dining terrace promotes easy outdoor dining. Set downslope of the house, the simple pool deck set in a sea of Lavender is the most arresting element of the garden, and enjoys majestic views of the valley. Flanking the gravel and stone path and steps to the pool area, a French-inspired ‘boule garden’ features a selection of plants that naturally grow as spheres, including Dwarf Germander, Pittosporum ‘Golf Ball’ and Rosemary ‘Boule.’


Architecture:  Daniel Hale

Interior Design:  Patricia Adrian-Hanson

Landscape Construction:  Carlos Landscape, Inc.

Photography:  Sean Dagan,  Eileen Roche Photography, Roche+Roche