Reviews

I am very happy with the way my front yard looks now. The design is creative, and unique
Although I love my house, I was never happy with the way the outside looked. When the City informed me that I had to replace most of my sidewalk, I decided the time was right to have the landscape updated. Steve provided drawings with two distinct options. The one I chose, incorporated a brick walkway and a sculpted poured concrete walkway. Even before the planting was completed, my neighbors began complimenting me on the new look. When it was time for the plants, Steve sent me a list of plants so I could select the ones that I liked. He used many of the existing plants and incorporated new ones. He asked about my color preferences. I continue to get compliments about the landscaping. I notice that people walking their dogs often stop to look at the plantings. I am very happy with the way my front yard looks now. The design is creative, and unique. The material blend well with the house’s exterior to provide a cohesive setting.
diane d davis
Extremely satisfied with Steve's work.
Steve was recommended to us by a friend who did a substantial remodel of his back yard. We decided to engage with Steve to remodel our back yard and put in a pool. Steve's creativity in fact made our backyard look larger than it previously did after adding a pool and a covered BBQ area. We were delighted with the outcome and the attention Steve paid to the project ensuring that the pool contractor and hardscape contractor accurately implemented the design. We found Steve to be extremely professional and hands on. We have received many compliments on the remodel and, in fact, recommended Steve to other friends.
gvivier
Steve Dubridge made my husband's dream of a tropical oasis come to life in Northern California
Steve Dubridge made my husband's dream of a tropical oasis come to life in Northern California. Not an easy job since this isn't the tropics. Steve is detail oriented and a perfectionist. He sees a vision to the end. I remember he even hand drew the lines into our concrete deck to give it the look we desired. He let nothing to chance. He was here for all the planting and placed every plant himself. He had great ideas about giving our backyard the finishing touches: large pots for our patio, firepit chairs for our firepit, and a covering for our arbor. He was incredibly thorough. He was always quick to respond. He was sensitive to our budget and needs. Six years after he completed a total remodel of our backyard, every person that comes into our yard comments on how much they love it. Their first words are generally, "Wow, this is an amazing backyard. It looks like Hawaii!" We love it! It is our oasis. I would recommend Steve to my friends and family. Thanks, Steve! The S Family, Hillsborough, CA
S Family
Kudos, Steve. Thanks again
Hi Steve, Karin and I are happy to provide this letter of recommendation to whomever may be interested regarding your professional landscape architectural design service. During the construction of our home, Karin and I knew we had a unique site with great potential. A 9,400 sq. ft. home within 6/10 of an acre is a total challenge to site and landscape properly. As expected, as the house took shape, backburner issues like landscape design became paramount, such as; the proper driveway alignment, its impact on the front entry, how do we handle the important side yard and in the already tight backyard that needed a pool, outdoor kitchen and a place to eat; these all became important concerns for us. Steve DuBridge of DuBridge Landscape Architecture entered the scene and after our initial discussion, Steve immediately saw the big picture with his concept plan and then proceeded to work out the myriad details in his plan set, including vast hardscape design, plant selection and ironwork. Once he decided the location of the driveway needed to change the approach to the house all of a sudden opened up for a spectacular front entry with beautiful planting, lawns, fountain, shade structures and urns. He even reworked the front portico to blend the architecture with the landscape - brilliant! We constantly receive numerous accolades for our landscape design and how it matches our home construction perfectly. The cigar smoker's patio and fireplace off the bar to the side of the house now takes center stage as I wanted. What I like is the seamless landscaping that link all these features with a sense that it just had to have been this way - kind of loose but also with an architectural edge, too. Steve even managed to carry through s strong feel of elegant, but comfortable design, just like the interior of our home. The backyard is our private sanctuary complete with pool, BBQ, with outdoor kitchen, lawn, beautiful planting and terrace. Well done. Kudos, Steve. Thanks again. Sincerely, Tony Murabito
Tony Murabito
We cannot find enough wonderful things to say about DuBridge Landscape Architecture!
We cannot find enough wonderful things to say about DuBridge Landscape Architecture! You have just designed an incredible overhaul of our backyard and we could not be happier. From our first meeting with you and the way that you listened to what we wanted and came back to us with plans beyond our dreams, we knew we had chosen wisely. The design of our swimming pool and outdoor kitchen is breathtaking. The custom waterfall above the pool, along with the hidden grotto chair is unbelievable. We love the various flowerbeds you created along with the unique shapes of them. Using our existing, large natural stones throughout the yard was great! The plants along with all the lighting you strategically placed throughout the backyard are amazing. The light hanging down from our giant redwood, shining on our BBQ is one of our favorites. Who would of thought of doing that, only you Steve! Although we had slight changes along the way, you were always there thinking of a way to make us happy, but still keeping the elegance going. It was great to have you there as the rocks were being formed. Out there in your dirty jeans with your sculpting tools really showed us that you cared and were 100% dedicated to our backyard. Being on time and promptly responding to all emails and phone calls adds to your already top qualities! Our backyard oasis is beyond what we ever had imagined. We are thoroughly enjoying every minute out there. We thank you again for your time and dedication in designing our dream backyard!
Tricia Earnshaw Foster
His ideas for the landscaping design and architectural upgrades immediately won me over
I just wanted to write a brief letter of recommendation for Steve of DuBridge Landscape Architecture. I’ve wanted to update and enhance the exterior appeal of my Santa Barbara style home for some time but I’ve always been too busy. Finally, I called Steve for some direction, mainly because he was local but his ideas for the landscaping design and architectural upgrades immediately won me over. Not only did he design a make-over for the front and back yard but sourced a fountain, bench, building materials, plants and canvas awnings for the front door and windows that I hadn’t even considered but were exactly the touch to add dimension and underscore the Santa Barbara look I was after. His design was so unique and he didn’t stop at the design board either but directed the crew how he expected the stone and brickwork to be done and personally laid the stone in the raised circular planter wall which is the focal point in the front yard. Thanks Steve, great job!
Joe Ochoa
Steve is a master at his craft
DuBridge Landscape helped to create my perfect contemporary backyard design. Steve is a master at his craft. My yard has clean elegant lines that complement my home. He customized my design to meet my needs. It's a very thoughtful layout that allows me to come home and completely relax. Steve took time to really listen to what mattered most. He's honest, reliable, and super easy to work with!
Chris M
Working with Steve to design a landscaping plan was very easy as he was very accommodating
Working with Steve to design a landscaping plan was very easy as he was very accommodating. He provided much guidance and insight to landscape design. He values insight from the home owner and educated us every step of the way. His ability to create a vision and then to translate to a design was incredible. He was very timely in responding to emails and phone calls. We appreciated his involvement to ensure the plan was being followed when the landscaping team was executing the plan.
vshotglass
the buyer of our last house said the reason they wanted our home was because the backyard was like stepping into heaven!
We hired Steve to hardscape and landscape our backyard both in a previous house and our new house. We cannot be more thrilled with the end results! His attention to detail and design is incredible. He was able to transform our backyard into a beautiful outdoor living space we feel so lucky to have. We showed him elements we wanted and he incorporated them all to create our final project. Steve met with us on multiple occasions and rendered several plans before finalizing the design. He adjusted the plans as needed to compensate for appliances, aesthetic quality, and sun patterns. Our last home incorporated a stunning fish pond with waterfall amidst lush greenery and pleasing landscape. Our current home now boasts an old world look including built in back yard kitchen, pool with waterfalls and drought tolerant landscaping. We could not be happier! One last thing- the buyer of our last house said the reason they wanted our home was because the backyard was like stepping into heaven!
Laura Cazalet
We enjoyed our design process with Steve
We enjoyed our design process with Steve. He listens carefully to your criteria, identifies your style, and steers you away from "disastrous" ideas. He is patient, polite and prompt in communication. His design is meticulous, often adding minute graceful touches that distinguishes my backyard elements from my neighbor's. There is a harmonious balance of proportions, textures and articulation that coalesces the backyard with my home. His passion and dedication to a project is illustrated in his many trips to the project site during installation. I recommend Dubridge Landscape if you are looking for a smooth design and installation process, especially if you don't have sufficient time to supervise every detail.
darren_ieda
Steve even work the front portico to Blend the architecture with the landscape - brilliant!
Hi Steve, Karen and I are happy to provide this letter of recommendation to whomever may be interested regarding your professional landscape architectural design service. During the construction of our home, carry on and I knew we had a unique site with great potential. A 9400 square foot home within 6/10 of an acre is a total challenge to site and landscape properly. As expected, as the house took shape, backburner issues like landscape design became Paramount, such as; the proper driver alignment, its impact on the front entry, how do we handle the important side yard and in the already tight back yard that needed a pool, outdoor kitchen and a place to eat; these all became important concerns for us. Steve Dubridge of the Dubridge Landscape Architecture and the scene and after our initial discussion, steve immediately saw the big picture with this concept plan and then proceeded to work out the myriad details in his plan set, including vast hardscape design, Plant selection and iron work. Once he decided the location of the drivway needed to change, the approach to the house all of a suddenly opened up for a spectacular front entry with beautiful planting, lawns,fountains and Urns. He even work the front portico to Blend the architecture with the landscape - brilliant! We constantly received numerous accolades for our landscape design and how it matches our home construction perfectly. The cigar smokers patio and fireplace of the back to the side of the house now take centre stage as I wanted. What I like is the seamless landscaping that link all these features with the sense that it just had to have been this way- kind of loose but also with an architectural edge too. Steve even manage to carry through a strong field of elegant, but comfortable design, just like the interior of our home. The backyard is our private sanctuary complete with pool, BBQ with outdoor kitchen, Lawn, beautiful planting and terrace. Well done.
Tony Murabito
Murabito Hao & Barnes (Patent Attorneys)
We thank you again for your time and dedication in designing our dream backyard!
Dear Steve, we cannot find enough wonderful things to say about DuBridge Landscape Architecture! You Just have designed an incredible overhaul of our backyard and we could not be happier. From our first meeting with you and the way that you listened to what we wanted and came back to us with plans beyond our dreams, we knew we had chosen wisely. The design of a our swimming pool and outdoor kitchen is breathtaking. The custom waterfall above the pool, along with the hidden grotto chair is unbelievable. We love the various flower beds you created along with the unique shapes of them. Using our existing, natural stones throughout the yard was great! The plants along with all the lighting you strategically placed throughout the backyard are amazing. The Light hanging down from our giant Redwood, shining on our BBQ is one of our favorites. Who would of thought of doing that, only you steve! Although we had slight changes along the way, you always there thinking of a way to make us happy, but still keeping the Elegance going. It was great to have you there as the rocks were being formed. Out there in your dirty jeans with your sculpting tools really showed us that you cared and 100% dedicated to our backyard. Being on time properly responding to all emails and phone calls adds to your already top qualities our backyard Overseas is beyond what we ever had imagine. We are totally enjoying every minute out there. We thank you again for your time and dedication in designing our dream backyard!
Mark and Tricia Foster
I would recommend Steve to my friends and family.
Hi Steve, thanks for stopping by the other day. I hope this letter of recommendation is one you can use. Wow! We are so pleased with our backyard! Steve duBridge made my husband dream of a tropical Overseas come to life in North Carolina - not an easy job since this isn't the tropics. Steve is detail oriented and perfectionist. He sees a vision to the end. I remember he even hand carved the lines into our concrete back to give it to look of stone that be desired. He let nothing to chance. He was here for all the paintings and placed every plant himself. He let nothing to chance. Here for all the planting and placed every plant himself. He had great ideas about giving our backyard the finishing touches, large pots for our patio, the fire pit and furniture, and a covering for others arbor. He was incredibly thorough. He was always quick to respond. Sensitive to our budget and needs. Five Years after he completed a total remodel of our backyard, every person that comes into our backyard comments how much they love it. First words are generally," wow, this is an amazing. Looks like Hawaii!" we love it! It is ours oasis. I would recommend Steve to my friends and family. Have a wonderful holiday! Thanks, steve!
Jennifer Sills
Thank you for all your hard work in designing such a beautiful plan
I wanted to send you this letter of recommendation, used as a reference for other customer if you so Desire. It has been a year since the completion of our "pool project" and Av area enjoyment of our backyard increases how is with each passing month karma as all your carefully selected plantings mature. We particularly love the elegant design you created for our infinity edge pool ,which overlooks our Fairytale backyard below. Your integration of our new cool fashion area with the existing upper level patio is seamless - most people cannot imagine how our yaad looked before the new pool, patio and barbeque areas were added. We Particularly love your strategic use of curves and straight edges on our steep hill side property, your creative idea to use stone edged planter boxes between the patio levels to create sitting ledges so useful with our very large family and your artistic use of curves to create a dramatic and appealing barbeque area which is also incredibly functional. We appreciate your flexibility in working with us to incorporate the important elements with desired while maintaining the integrity of your plans,and your inspired ideas, such as the fire urn fountains to make our design particularly unique. As you know, our backyard curves down steeply away from the house for several Hundred feet then levels out and slopes upward - presenting a challenging terrain for achieving our goal of an elegant yard for entertaining, while simultaneously becoming the "grandchildren attraction house". We wanted to let you know that - you did it! We have enjoyed many occasions with our extended family and friends during this last year. Now when we enjoy debut of our yard from one of our upper deck, we are reminded of an Italian Hillside, with lush plantings and beautiful views from many comfortable sitting areas. Thank you for all your hard work in designing such a beautiful plan, and working with us throughout the construction process to assure that our dream Retreat was completed as intended.
Deborah J. Ludewig
Attorney at Law
Steve was amazing at how quickly he sensed my urgency
When I first spoke to stevedubridge, the owner of dubridge landscape Architecture, I was in Panic. I had started a home building project in Costa Rica that included a pool and landscaping. The project was not going well at All and I needed professional help. Steve was amazing at how quickly he sensed my urgency and met with me right away to see what he could to to help. It wasn't a easy problem that we were trying to solve but Steve came up with incredible design ideas quickly, and we were able to work together to create a landscape architecture design of my dreams. I'm now in the process of implementing that design,and Steve has made himself available for any questions and/or concerns as we go through this stage of the project. Steve would generally be onsite for the project during implementation, but since it is in Costa Rica, that was not possible. However, with current technology, we were able to work electronically as needed and everything is on track. I can't say enough about how easy it was to work with steve and how through his design ideas he showed me what was possible and came up with an outstanding landscape design solution. I would recommend steve Dubridge and Dubridge Landscape Architecture Unhesitatingly to anyone seek professional landscape architecture needs.
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Pleasonton, CA
I am enormously Grateful
Dear Steve, Thank you so Much for your gift of your time and talent in designing our backyard. I am enormously Grateful. I enclose the "before" Pictures. I am looking forward to seeing you again.
Peter Wilkes
The Daffodils will be blooming in march
Dear Steve, We were very pleased with the plan you prepared for us. I hope you will be able to stop by some time to see the results of your efforts (the Daffodils will be blooming in march).
Carole Matew
Such a Gorgeous Pool
Dear Steve, Thank you for designing Such a Gorgeous Pool for us. We Love it ! We wanted to share our Progress pictures from the project with you.
Deb
DJL Corporate Law