Landscape design Abbotsford, BC

Solution: To unveil and emphasize the beauty of this lost and forgotten bungalow designed by architect Fred T. Hollingsworth– hailed as the architect who helped pioneer West Coast modernism, alongside his architecture peers Ron Thom and Arthur Erickson. Hollingsworth a disciple of Frank Lloyd Wright, was inspired by organic design principles similar to that of our Canadian topography. Through research, thoughtfulness and purpose, with our design ego in check, the results are simply there to emphasize and finish his story.

Elements: Batu horizontal fencing, cement walls, custom metal side gate and moon gate, irrigation and lighting, cement basin with boulder water feature, corten steel fire bowl, refinished concrete circular entry slabs with simple west coast plantings. Mid-century modernism has Japanese and Californian influences where the moon gate and the beautiful grove of albizia trees came into play. The moon gate was also a play off from the many circular elements that Fred Hollingsworth designed throughout the home, and was so well known for.

Landscape Design Abbotsford, BC
Fred Hollingsworth in 1961 inside the Trethewey residence he designed (photo by Selwyn Pullan)