Lazare Residence — Silverlake, CA

In the Silverlake neighborhood, houses lay tightly on steep hillsides, and this property fits nicely in this vertical scheme of city planning. A front private garden shaped by the hardscapes and washes of colorful flowers and leaves gives a fresh update to this traditionally styled house from the 1940’s. A long staircase to the side takes you down to an eclectic, terraced garden containing a mix of succulents — featuring striking mature aloes, generous vegetable boxes, and numerous floral pollinator attractors.