1909 House

Earth Advantage 1909 House: A Study in Respectful Remodel

1909 HouseGarden Design Studio collaborated with Arciform LLC — an award-winning vintage home remodeler using earth-friendly and sustainable techniques and materials — to design and install the garden landscape for the 1909 House, 2005’s PGE Earth Advantage project.

Amy and Kathryn presented the landscape at the open house during construction February 26, 2005. They described the benefits of creating an organic garden, keeping rain water on-site, reducing lawn and creating a beautiful landscape that incorporates easy-care plants for year-round interest.

The project, the remodel of a Hollywood District/Alameda Ridge home originally built in 1909, was completed on March 1, 2005 and was part of the Tour of Remodeled Homes on March 12 and 13, accompanied by a self-guided tour of the garden illustrating the sustainable aspects of the design.