Browning – Hall Residence

The current owners of the Historic Val Browning Home wanted to restore the authenticity of the historic landscape – cutting back layers of additions that had been made over the years – while also improving the functionality of the yard for their modern lifestyle. In 2006, Io LandArch began designing a master plan for the overall site improvements.

The challenge was to properly edit the layers that had accumulated over time, while also adding new elements – like an outdoor entertainment area, built-in barbecue and pergola – to restore the grace and charm of this historic estate.

By restoring key elements, including a hillside stone grotto and an outdoor fireplace, we were able to add new functional elements while maintaining the historic appeal of the home and site.