The Holy Sepulcher Wall Crypt and Estate Garden project provides for quality interment options within southern Orange County. The site is located on the western banks of the Santiago Creek Open Space corridor and enjoys dramatic views to some of the County’s most pristine undeveloped area.
‘Hardscape’ and ‘softscape’ material selections were intent on responding to the site’s natural character and appeal. As the length of the project is approximately ¼ mile, the design team’s intent was to impart a sense of scale to the overall streetscape which provides access to the crypt wall and estate gardens. Simple, but strong paving patterns and colors were utilized to provide pedestrian scale and appeal. Peppermint willow trees where installed along the streetscape edge to preserve views from above as well as to respond to the area’s rural open space “sense of place”. Specimen oak tree plantings provide for appropriate focal plantings at select areas.
The overall project’s goal is to provide a variety of interment options within the context of an unpretentious and inviting landscape setting.