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Transforming Your Surroundings

Alfonso + Brown was established to create engaging and inspiring landscapes and places for our clients and the communities we serve.  Our practice is marked by principal involvement, high design and ethical standards.  We believe that extra ordinary results can be achieved through collaboration in an approach that focuses on listening, open communication, and quality assurance during execution.


Sustainable Design


Our award-winning team of landscape architects have over one-hundred years of combined experience in site design, landscape, planning and construction management for projects at both the master plan and site 

specific level.  Services include expertise in sustainable design innovations including grey water collection and irrigation systems, green roof technology, rain gardens, water use calculation, storm water management, and wildfire defense.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Landscape Design

  • Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU's)

  • Play Space and Recreation

  • Cultural Landscapes

  • Planning and Building Department Permits

  • Foundation, Utilities and Drainage Calculations

  • Water Conservation and Irrigation Design

  • Aquatics and Wildfire Defense

  • Construction Project Management

Cal. License No. 4885


This house is billed as “a symphony of light and space.”   In addition to an almost seamless transition between the structure and nature, this “Hill Haven” neighborhood abode features 36-ft tall ceilings, a waterfall, and massive walls of glass.  Angela Dienajieva, designed the house and Barry Brown the exterior detailing, landscape and waterfall.

The pool plan and landscape design was concieved to complement Spanish Colonial Revival architect style and to enhance exterior spaces for family activities and secluded areas for rest and relaxation.  The scope of work included exterior design, construction drawings, and construction administration.


San Rafael

Enter the gate of this extraordinary property and prepare to be captivated. Fine craftsmanship is evident throughout this single level home. Situated on a lot with extensive views, this central Marin location offers seclusion and privacy, yet it also provides easy access to SF, the East Bay, or any area in Marin.  The highest quality fir details are inspiring and timeless. Lovely landscaping includes several Japanese maples, mature oaks, an array of flowering perennials, as well as many native species.  This property was last sold for 79.81% greater than the median listing price for the Picnic Valley area.  Arthur Chartok: house architect.

Woodside, CA

The renovation of this outdated residence transformed it into a modern ranch home.  A new landscape was conceived to thrive in the North Coast Range environment.  It is designed

with native grasses and Oak trees to blend with the surrounding woodland.  Outdoor space is organized for relaxation and entertainment.

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