Elder Creek Landscapes
stepping towards sustainability

Cazadero Residence


cazadero residence

This mountain lodge home located on a 500 acre cattle ranch is an integrated wetland system atop a ridge in the Cazadero hills. It captures over 300,000 gallons of rainwater from the roof annually and filters it through an integrated system of swales, wetlands, and a pond with a recirculating waterfall. Not only does this capture and clean rainwater prior to discharging into our local watershed, it provides immense wildlife habitat and natural beauty. Large boulders, quarried from the site, anchor the house into the natural landscape with integrated fruit trees, California natives, and grey-water systems all further enhancing the site's beauty, ecological literacy, and functionality.