A historic creek-side garden gets a whimsical renovation


Built in 1926, the Windmill House and Silo House are landmarks along Soquel Creek in beautiful Capitola-by-the-Sea. The renovation of the landscape whimsically mirrors the eccentric nature of the original builder/owner. Tumbled flagstone used to simulate water washed stone from the river creates a walkway from the used brick patio to the new wooden deck overlooking the creek. Colorful plantings, window boxes and containers also reflect the playful theme of this river retreat. Other amenities include a spa, outdoor shower, a putting green, and a raised seat wall planter and fire pit.