A Top to Bottom Make-over

This beautiful renovation project was undertaken by Tommy Leng of TL Capital Holdings, a company specializing in the investment, acquisition and development of luxury residential and commercial real estate properties. Tommy brought Flores Artscape onto the project to execute his vision for the property. Every detail was carefully thought through, from the arctic white stones and yucca plants which have replaced a large area of thirsty grass; to the minimalist cable railing playing off the design of the house itself.

 Arctic white stones and yucca plants

Arctic white stones and yucca plants

Flores Artscape also refurbished the garden wall in front of the house and installed the slatted gateway guarding the entrance.

The stunning backyard features a combination of beautiful drought-tolerant elements. The concrete pavers are accented by artificial grass and a second bed of arctic stones and sticks-of-fire succulents, which will turn orange as they mature. The rest of the yard is natural grass - so that any new homeowner may enjoy the best of both.

The hill at the end of the yard is filled with black mulch which not only enhances the style of the space, but also protects the plants from reflective light and keeps their roots warm. All topped off with a gorgeous redwood privacy fence surrounding the property.

Drought Tolerant Paradise


Here at Flores Artscape we have years of experience in creating drought-tolerant landscapes that are low-maintenance and capture our customer’s unique aesthetic sense. This Eagle Rock project was no exception. Starting with a complete lawn-removal in favor of decomposed granite, our designer created a “California Zen” garden using an assortment of aloe plants.

Using drip-irrigation, we protect the hillside landscape from erosion and loss of nutrients by using a minimal amount of water which is dripped directly to the individual plants via an underground system. This area of land would require 10 gallons of water or more per week were it covered in grass—whereas it currently only requires 5 liters per week.

In fact, the project was recently featured in an interview with Cosmo Space America, a Japanese TV station, in their special report on the California drought.

Moving to the backyard, Flores installed a new deck, decomposed granite seating area, and a custom pergola with a concrete platform which can be used as an outdoor dining room.


In talking about her experience with the project, the owner said: “In the backyard we added irrigation, lighting, new stairs, Trex deck (which is an alternative to and lasts longer than wood), and a pergola. We love it all and have had many friends and family tell us they feel like they are at a resort (a small one of course!) when they are at our place!
”Throughout the entire project we were also lucky to work directly with Rumaldo Flores, one of the owners. He was part of the project from day one and frequently dropped by to discuss the progress and our general happiness with the project. 
”Overall a great experience and we would highly recommend Flores for your next project!”

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