This gorgeous garden gets less structured and more native the farther you get away from the home. Large square planters contain succulents and flowers in an orderly manner, while native plants and ornamental grasses take over as the land extends in the distance. A wood deck provides a perfect vantage point to enjoy the Japanese-style garden.
Formal walkways in the garden lead visitors through a succession of rooms, each with their own ornamental focal points. Here, a series of overhead metal arbors act as guides for garden roses to grow and climb upon, structured at the base by topiary boxwoods and strong stone pillars.
The folly is an open-air structure fabricated and carved from solid reclaimed teak. Hand-carved Balinese ornamental corbels highlight the 14" square solid teak corner posts. The rich wood color shines against the concrete foundation, steps and the surrounding plant life.
The welcoming facade of this modern home is a dichotomy -- it's both symmetrical (the shape of the structure) and asymmetrical (the beautifully unbalanced distribution of windows and design elements). A combination of warm wood, metal and glass create a nuanced feel; ornamental grasses and plants bring life and color to the area.