Ideas That Matter

LA Times Article Highlights Spanish Bungalow Transformation

Lisa Gimmy
LA Times Article Highlights Spanish Bungalow Transformation

Just in time for summer, the LA Times profiles 'A Cool Spot.'

Lisa Boone's article focuses on the collaborative nature of the dramatic makeover, illustrated by before-and-after photos.


It was a joy working with our clients - David, Joseph, and family - and we're very happy to see them enjoying life in the garden. Lisa thanks and recognizes the great work done by project architect Koffka/Phakos Design, First Point Construction, Darin Marten and LGLA senior designer Les Sechler.

For more photos, please visit our project webpage.

It's been a busy time at LGLA. Over the last couple of weekends, Lisa has overseen events at notable private gardens for The Cultural Landscape Foundation and California Preservation Foundation, and a garden tour at Virginia Robinson Gardens. Thanks to those of you who were able to join us!

Lisa Gimmy Landscape Architecture is a professional consulting firm offering master planning, site planning, and landscape design. Since its founding in 1992, LGLA has designed landscapes for schools, campuses, boutique hotels, buildings, public parks, estates, and private residences. At LGLA each project is viewed as an opportunity to explore a series of relationships: between the site and the region, architecture and landscape, and most importantly, between the landscape and the people who will use and enjoy it.

Recent Posts




    Dominus Winery Jon and Liliane Lovelace Garden Dialogues Lina Loos Craig Elwood Ira Keller Fountain E. Stewart Williams Marin tropical planting Open Days Rose N' Palm Ruth Adler Schnee Kengo Kuma Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre Vaux le Vicomte Florence Knoll Nasher Sculpture Garden Mission Revival Wendell Burnette Paulette Singley toys Virginia Robinson Andre Le Notre Heineman and Heineman LIght/Breeze House Elrod House Allegra Fuller Snyder interiors landscape architecture in los angeles Frank Lloyd Wright Charles Waldheim Barbara Lamprecht Isabelle Green, FASLA Landscape as Catalyst Virginia Robinson Gardens Native Mow Free Wells Fargo Plaza Denise Scott Brown downtown Los Angeles George Hargreaves Soils Solutions Lisa Gimmy Koffka/Phakos Design EPT Design Desert Courtyard House Peter Walker Howard Rosen John Lautner Albert Frey Oller & Pejic TheBlack Desert House 9-11 Memorial Villa Pisani Italy Hafley House David Collins mid century landscapes Craftsman Courtney Coffman Queer Eye for the Straight Guy Kaufman House Edris House Deborah Sussman tablescape Loewy House Heather Scott Peterson Garden Conservancy Thomas D. Church Los Angeles Times Bolinas garden restoration Frank Gehry Los Angeles Conservancy poppies Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency Palm Springs Modernism fabrics pool landscaping Hindry House Martin Garden Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture Ralph Cornell, Malcolm Leland, Howard Troller, UCLA, Franklin D. Murphy Sculpture Garden Adolf Loos Floating Teehouse Nord Eriksson Annie Chu California natives Grand Hope Park Japanese gardens granite Maguire Gardens Friends of Robinson Gardens Landscape Architecture garden color Flowermaid Garden of Sculpture rock First Point Construction Ray Eames FIDM mid century architecture garden design MoMA, Museum of Modern Art Grand Eclair King Palm forest Grace Miller House Photography by Marion Brenner Don Chadwick Artecho Ralph Bacerra furniture Darin Marten Julius Shulman Pamela Palmer Transforming Small Spaces, Intimate Courtyards, Custom Steel Gates, Velvet Elephant Ear, Kalanchoe Beharensis, Bluestone Pavers, Bourget Brothers, Moroccan Motif Jack Coyier California Preservation Foundation Los Angeles Central Library Opera on the Great Lawn Lovelace Pool Gere Kavanaugh exhibition design Lawrence Halprin Carl Andre Bunker Hill Steps Architect's Garden Richard Neutra Kitchen for Exploring Foods multidisciplinary designer TCLF Native Bentgrass, Hafley House, Hindry House, Artificial Turf Kun II Jeffrey Dahl, John Wooden, Dustin Dorr, Rosemarie Allaire, Yoshikawa Cranbrook Academy of Art Cleo Baldon Docomomo Award Pasadena Craftsman Leslie Cozzi Herzog and de Meuron Eugene Kinn Choy, Garden Dialogues, The Cultural Landscape Foundation New York landscape architecture Landscape Sequence Delta Bluegrass grasses Max Palevsky House Stinson Beach Landscaping graphic design Lisa Boone