The Grove started out as an idea to create a rustic, Old Country structure within an olive orchard that would give the visitor a feeling of stepping back in time. It had to support large family parties that revolved around cooking, dining and entertainment. Throughout the design process many different options were evaluated, which had to be constantly balanced against the jurisdictional building restrictions and existing structures on the site. We worked closely with the construction team and the interior designer to craft a space that successfully achieves the original vision. It has become a favorite family gathering space, airy yet comfortable.