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Harmony House

Garden Design Magazine
Written by: Susan Heegar

While the restorative mountain and valley views were already in place, the garden of this 1953 low-slung ranch house needed major help.

Before a single plant went in, musician Nate Mendel and landscape architect Mark Tessier spent hours walking the long, narrow lot, discussing options. 'Mark was good at tactfully shooting down my unworkable ideas,' Mendel remembers, smiling. 'Then he'd tell me what would work and still capture the feeling I was after.'

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