A beautiful home sits in a wooded
hillside neighborhood on the
outskirts of town. The owner loves
it here. With tall pines surrounding
his house, he has all the privacy he wants and not much grass to mow.
His woods are thick with overgrown shrubs and fallen branches, but he
likes it that way. It’s natural, he says. Or is it?
Eco-Green Sustainable Landscapes
They Wanted the Greenest Property in America. When
management consultant Linda Yates and her Silicon Valley venture
capitalist husband Paul Holland decided to build a new home on the same
Portola valley, California hillside where Yates had grown up in a
conventional ranch-style house, the couple made a momentous decision:
that residential property—inside and out—was going to be green to the