The Ranch House, located within the Del Sur community of Black Mountain Ranch, is a triumph in sustainable design and a vision of leadership toward building more efficient and greener communities. This project earned the honorable distinction of being the first LEED Platinum certified building in the western United States.


  • Landscape design features mature olive trees, sage, grassland and extensive use of native and indigenous plant material.
  • Sustainable hardscape design elements include porous concrete and cobble swales for stormwater management.
  • Recycled lumber mulch (from on-site construction waste) and indigenous cobble rock were used throughout the project.
  • Irrigation system utilizes controlled monitoring including rain sensor, ground moisture sensor and high efficiency spray and drip components.


San Diego, CA
Black Mountain Ranch
Certified LEED Platinum
Del Sur Ranch House

Del Sur Ranch House