Kentfield Woodland Residence

“We had a small, uninviting yard that sat unused for years until David helped us transform it into a warm, welcoming space.  The change was nothing short of amazing, and the entire family now gravitates to it.  We have spent more time in our new yard in the past months than we had in the 10 years prior!”  — Kentfield client





“David has been there from beginning to end:  helping me assess the environmental and social characteristics of the property I purchased for our family retreat, working with me to create and realize the vision, and still, helping me perfect it.  He offers detailed and creative design work, for projects large and small.  I recommend Schwartz and Associates for anyone with a property that requires a major overhaul or ongoing oversight and maintenance, or phased construction and improvements. David and his crew enabled me to achieve some long term goals and the short term need create an entertainment space that works for family, friends and clients. David is professional, discreet, and personable. He listens, is inventive, and responsive to client requests.  I appreciate his transparency, ability to problem-solve and the way he and his long term team work together on every aspect of the projects.  I’m delighted to say that we continue to work together to this day.” — Sonoma client



“Our backyard was an unused, overgrown patch of dirt before David transformed it into an amazing city oasis. With the addition of a fence and planting for privacy, our postage stamp backyard has become an intimate extension of our home with a deck, flagstone steps, an herb garden, and even a special area for our pooch. When people walk into our home they gravitate towards the back window to admire our beautiful, lush garden. David is even helping us now to find our dream home and yard!”  — San Francisco client




“Having used David as both a Landscape Designer and Project Manager, I have no hesitation in recommending his services. He designed and implemented a complex project, and delivered the project on time and on budget. His collaborative style, attention to detail, and commitment to deadlines made him a pleasure to work with. His follow up continued after the completion of the work and Schwartz and Associates is still involved with us today.”  — Tiburon client



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“We have a small home on one of the nicest streets in Mill Valley and constantly get compliments from our neighbors on the work that Schwartz and Associates did for us.  They literally transformed our front and side yards into beautiful, natural looking, livable spaces with creative decking, stairways, fencing, a rock and fern wall, and low water landscaping.  We are particularly proud of the fact that over half of the materials that they used were reused from past projects – rocks, stones and redwood that otherwise would have gone to landfill. And they designed our drainage so that it would have time to seep into the land, rather than running off immediately.  They also did interior and exterior repairs to the house, such as adding a sump pump with interior drainage, repairs to our front deck and roof, etc.  They get two thumbs up, 5 stars and a big smile from my husband and me!” — Mill Valley client


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“David and his team were wonderful to work with – from the design process through the final construction. The changes to our yard are amazing. With David’s help we now have a gorgeous space for idling away an afternoon, hanging out with friends, or throwing a barbecue party. His vision and experience developed an underused area into an outdoor extension of our home. I can’t recommend him highly enough.” — Kentfield client




2014-05-05 09.27.56“Schwartz and Associates are doing a landscaping project for me and I highly recommend them. The craft work is excellent, but in addition, they look for ways to solve problems without compromising the design intent. They are very creative and always presented more than one solution for pricing. Additionally, they are not hesitant to propose changes to the design for the client’s consideration.” — Muir Beach client