The site had always been used for agriculture previously. When Tere arrived on site the flat valley floor was scarred with access roads and farm paths. The rectangular farming fields seemed to cut and jar with the landscape. She immediately saw the need to create a clean landscape. With this in mind she began to clean and remove the hard lines in the cultivated valley. It soon became apparent that the land had previously been cultivated in a large circular form, a beautiful trace of the agricultural history of the site. This beautiful discovery determined Tere´s decision to recreate a circular crop field.
The house sits high upon a hill and from here Tere linked the valley floor and house with a spectacular stone staircase. Down this trickles water that flows down the steps and into rills that flow through a casuarinas forest in the valley and into the designed circular lake. This stand of trees was existing and Tere spent time cleaning the trees in order to see how to develop the design. Here she designed the ´garden´ in the design with simple long lawns and lines of flowers.
This is a large design that finds beauty in simple gestures. As well as the lake, crop fields and gardens Tere´s design saw the planting of large vineyards, olives for oil production, and the production of lavender also for oil.