When I first saw the layout of the proposed Malibu Country Park, I was elated to learn that it allows for open spaces and landscaping. I think it is a great idea!
What bothers [me] and I believe many others is the look “rustic” which in some cases it goes very well. In this case, however, when one is about to create a large permanent and major to the addition to the city, I look at the meaning of “rustic” more as the description of rundown farm shacks with exposed, cracked, rotten wood surfaces and leaning roofs.
There is nothing beautiful in rustic appearance except a glorification of the broke and rough looking structures built under the misguided word called “rustic.”