Location: Atascadero, CA
Project Scope: 7th Generation Design was invited by the Duell Family to create a whole site design for their 47 acre farm and retreat-center-to-be tucked high in the hills above Atascadero. The client’s goals included developing a holistic plan that would enable organized and effective implementation of the many fun and creative elements they would like to see nestled within their home landscape. A retreat center for small group work also featured prominently in the design.
The Land: The 47 acre property is poised atop a coastal mountain range and located in a verdant bowl. A spring flows year round through the property, and two old constructed ponds currently sit in the creek run. The property is adjacent to a 400+ acre parcel, portions of which the FEF team manages for growing calendula – a key ingredient in several of the skin care products produced by their company All Good. The site is influenced by both coastal and inland climates given its position atop the mountain range. Wildlife is abundant and varied, and the site is largely surrounded by native chaparral and mixed oak forest.