Jeremy Rappoport, founder and President of Rappoport Development Consulting Services LLC, provided the landscape design and horticultural research for the client of a 1.5 acre estate in Beverly Hills, California that will be included in this years 54th annual Art + Architecture Tour sponsored by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). The tour will be Sunday, April 25, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Beverly Hills estate is one of six for display in this year’s tour which highlights private collections of art at selected estates in the Los Angeles area. The owner contacted Mr. Rappoport in the fall of 2009 requesting an enhanced landscape to compliment the interior and exterior pieces of art and building architecture.
Through a team collaboration with the clients, Jeremy Rappoport researched and photo documented hundreds of plants and through several design meetings a plant palette was selected. Mr. Rappoport, a graduate of Ornamental Horticulture from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona, designs landscapes by studying the plants cultural requirements as a guide to install appropriate plants in the best environment for them to thrive, thus optimizing vigor, vitality and plant establishment while reducing maintenance problems and expense.
The finished renovation is a beautiful collection of new specimen quality trees, perennial flowering shrubs, bulbs and annual plants. In addition, wonderful color pots, bowls and urns are artfully arranged throughout the landscape, creating a comfortable, informal and inviting setting to stroll through or relax in the garden.
Mr. Rappoport provided complete construction management of the renovation project, including shopping and procurement of all the plant material from wholesale and specialty nurseries throughout Southern California. He also created and managed the construction schedule, provided field supervision of the various sub-contractors and vendors, reviewed and approved contractor invoices, and provided inspection services.
Mr. Rappoport continues as the horticultural consultant for the client, providing supervision and technical knowledge for the monthly gardening and maintenance.
More information about the Art + Architecture Tour is available by calling 323-857-6501
Here is a before shot of the front yard of the estate
Here is an picture after the renovation
Mr. Rappoport is a professional horticulturist, licensed C-27 California landscape contractor and certified arborist. He is a land development expert, having worked for prominent master development companies such as K. Hovnanian Homes, Continental and D.R. Horton Homes, Starwood Santa Fe Valley Partners LLC and the Baldwin Company. Known by his peers for his honesty, integrity and hard work ethic, Mr. Rappoport draws upon three decades of education and work experience to provide landscape, horticulture, arboriculture and land development expert witness consulting for the legal, insurance, and real estate industries. He also provides consulting services for residential and commercial clients throughout California.