Dana Anne Yee, Landscape Architect, LLC.


Project Name:Yamanaka Residence
Location:Mānoa, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi
Client:Mr. and Mrs. Roy Yamanaka

The Challenge: Making 2 different homes on an ohana lot look as one. One house was recently painted a cool gray and the other a warm yellow. Tying the two houses together through planting, walkways and fencing was the solution. The Owners wanted a low maintenance landscape that could provide the visual enhancement of flowers to please all of the senses.

Located in upper Mānoa, flowering plants are abundant in the landscape. Azaleas, Camellias, Gingers, Impatiens, Plumerias, Puakenikeni and Gardenias are some the plant materials which were planted as part of an intricate landscape design. Mr. and Mrs. Yamanaka enjoy picking fruit from the citrus trees and Strawberry Guava trees, and their granddaughter enjoys the garden so much, that she takes pleasure picking the many fruits and flowers, and bursting the seedpods of the Impatiens.