Don’t miss the old historic Pacific Electric Red Car train seat on the dining room stoop.

The Lutz home has transformed since Tom & Nancy purchased it in 1972. Today only the cocculus and grapefruit remain. A unique gazebo was built for libations before dinner or for dessert after dinner that pairs wonderfully with a cast iron stove to take the chill off the night.

The Lutz’s also ventured into a raised Koi pond for additional seating while being able to admire the colorful fish. After gifts of a couple of bird houses, it became an obsession to turn them into a whimsical wall grouping. The Lutz’s installed a rebar trellis, espaliered a pyracantha to detract from the flat wall, and espaliered trumpet vines along the driveway vinyl fence.

Note the sink at the rear of the garage for planting and washing off and don’t miss the old historic Pacific Electric Red Car train seat on the dining room stoop. On the side yard they added to that old grapefruit-a Valencia orange, a eureka lemon, and a bearss lime tree to round out their “Sunkist Citrus Grove.” Tom used planter boxes and the space available for vegetables and herbs which are used daily. The Lutz’s have designed their backyard for outdoor living, entertaining, and relaxing.

Garden Location & Information

Address / Access

1118 Freeman St
Santa Ana, CA  92705

Wheelchair Access  100%

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