Ancient olive trees and towering cypress trees punctuate the courtyard of a manor house and its outbuildings, all of which have been carefully restored. Each choice is calibrated in accordance with the genius loci, lifestyle and needs of the owner, combining the exterior with the interior of the home. Tones of grays and greens enhance terracotta and stone, the traditional materials used, and provide the texture for episodes of color or broad patterns of leaves with different textures.
The variety of plant forms, foliage, and blooms define the atmosphere of the garden: a delicate texture of pastel tones with subtle shades and hues enhance, amid plays of light and shadow, the minute differences in the texture and shape of the leaves. Large pergolas, a rooftop terrace, paved areas with comfortable seating are ideal for enjoying all spaces in all seasons. An elegant rectangular pool dialogues between the gentle forms of the landscape and the architecture of the structures. Vegetation covers this corner of the garden like an ever-changing dress. Laurels, strawberry trees, osmanthus and phillyrea provide the ideal backdrop for groups of small, intensely scented shrubs that catch the eye and stimulate our senses.