272 Dawlish Place

Year: 2018

272 Dawlish Place – Drought Tolerant, Low Water Use Landscape


A remodel and expansion of a 1940’s era home and landscape at 271 Dawlish Place, this project has attained LEED Platinum Certification and offers some impressive water usage features.

Grey water from home use is 99 percent of the water used for the landscape. A cistern to store collected rainwater can potentially collect and store thousands of gallons. Pervious materials are used in the hardscapes and pathways. underground storm infiltrators recharge the water table, by capturing 100 percent of the runoff in up to a 1 inch storm.

This property is a true example of a fully realized ‘Green Home.’ The approach to water management is worthy of praise!

With the home offering a crisp white contrasting backdrop to the green drought tolerant plantings and golden pathways, this drought tolerant low water use landscape is a true “winner,” embodying a new aesthetic of comfort, security, and balance. Topped off with mountain views, it’s a study in sustainable living.


Project Architect
Dennis Thompson FAIA, Thompson Naylor Architects

Project General Contractor
Allen Construction

Project Landscape Architect
Leland Walmsley, Evergreen Landscape Architects

Project Landscape Contractor & Maintenance
Jonathan Reichlen, UrbanEco Landscapes

Photo above shows Leland Walmsley, Evergreen Landscape Architects; Jonathan Reichlen, UrbanEco Landscapes; Dennis Thompson FAIA, Thompson Naylor Architects; and Eric Johnson, Allen Construction