Located on Depot Hill in Capitola, the goal of this project was to transform the home and garden from a cape cod cottage style to a more contemporary home and garden. SSA developed concepts for modifications to the architecture and color palette, along with a new contemporary and functional courtyard or California Room. The following features were included: a firepit, buffet counter, dining space, patio/lounge area with a hammock trellis, new garage door, front door and canopy. The market lights provide a warm glow in the evening light. Screening was provided for privacy from the street without creating the feeling of closing in the courtyard. This allows the owner the option of being social with neighbors strolling by, or having more privacy provided from the plantings which strategically screen the street from certain views and sitting areas.