• weeping willows and ive hand near sign that reads Woodbury Lane Apartment Homes
  • neighborhood road cutting through sidewalk and weeping willows and small bushes.
  • neighborhood road with shaded pine and willow trees looking over distant short apartments
  • side view of romantic apartment buildings with lanterns and english bushes
  • walkway between apartment buildings with small bushes
  • shaded entry to apartment home with red rose bushes and hanging willow leaves
  • view of high apartments from ivy covered garden fencing and lush plant life
  • swimming pool beside lush plant life and expensive pool chairs
  • roman columned walls behind outdoor wicker chairs surrounded by short bushes
  • growing ivy on cement walls overlooking outdoor fireplace chimney beside wicker chairs

This unique apartment home community features Santa Barbara style architecture and landscape design. The site plan combines 360 units into twenty-two building clusters, each with a common garden front yard and rear parking garage access. As most residents enter their units from the access street at the rear, the design of these areas included a greater amount of landscape than typical. This includes a range of shade and evergreen trees. Entry courtyards and shared front gardens were also treated with special plantings, pots and site furniture.

The project entry included a curving divided parkway terminating on the Amenity Center for the project. The center includes a pool with flanking shade canopies, a spa and outdoor barbecue area, a fitness center, the community clubhouse, a resident business center, as well as the leasing and management office.

Location: Irvine, California

Role: Landscape Architect

Architect: McLaren Vasquez

Owner: Irvine Apartment Communities

Budget: $3,500,000

Date of Completion: Fall 2005