Rethink, recycle and reuse are the themes of this week's Los Angeles Times Home & Garden section. From a home in Joshua Tree that rethinks a home's architecture while leaving the surrounding landscape unaltered to a tour of a garden where trash has become treasure to a home in Goleta that's been green renovated to accommodate mother and daughter, it's all about the renewal that is a natural part of spring's fever. More on these stories, pictures and links to the articles on the Los Angeles Times website, after the jump...
Rosa Muerta near Joshua Tree: Robert Stone, punk rocker turned architect, has built a one-bedroom retreat on the outskirts of Joshua Tree that is as much art installation as home. It's a vacation destination we know about personally and recommend; check out our own take on Rosa Muerta and Robert's House Call post for us.
Preview: Theodore Payne Garden Tour: The Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants runs its annual garden tour this weekend, April 4th-5th. More than 40 properties will be opening for viewing. This is a peek of one of them, a 1910 Craftsman Los Angeles home.
Outdoor decor: rugs and ottomans and lanterns - oh my!: As the weather gets warmer and the push back to the outdoors begins, furnishing our outdoor spaces moves to the forefront of our minds. Here a roundup of interesting and affordable options.
Goleta Home's green remodel gives mother and daughter space: A tract home in Goleta's environmentally sensitive remodel is not only green - including solar water heating, operable skylights, woods from sustainably managed forests, drought-tolerant landscaping, doors from century-old homes and a mirror salvaged from the Santa Barbara Biltmore - but it also gives mother and daughter their separate spaces.
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