Cielo at Playa Vista

Client: Lennar Communities, Inc.

Location: Playa Vista, California

Landscape Architect:  Summers/Murphy & Partners, Inc.


Planting heaven on earth. Spanish for "sky" or "heaven," Cielo was designed to be the ultimate residential luxury offering in the desirable Playa Vista community. The homes are large, grand and richly appointed. Creating exquisite environs for these homes was de rigueur! It was satisfying too. Our project involved layers of texture and color, with shrubbery, trees, flowers, grasses and groundcover. And that was just the beginning. It also involved stately stone columns, pergolas, and raised stone planter boxes.


The final touch was a smile: In the midst of all this Old World elegance, colorful benches and sculptured urns brightened pathways as whimsical works of art. The entire effect is part park setting, part estate, part museum exhibit -- and pure delight.


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