This picturesque beach home features large windows to take advantage of the amazing scenery; many types of trees, shrubs and plants; stepping stones to the entryway; a gravel driveway; panel construction and a standing seam roof.
Waving grasses, lush plantings and beautiful trees flank a stone-and-moss walkway that leads to a Tuscan-inspired villa. French doors surround the outdoor space creating a seamless blend between the indoors and out.
From the garage entry, a stone path leads around the house to a landscaped backyard and an outdoor seating area. The home's landscaping coordinates with its architecture to provide seamless transitions between all spaces, both exterior and interior.
Since the architect wanted to create a modern Palladian design with the home, MESA set out to create landscaping that would complement the timeless look. Drawing from both modern and traditional landscaping architecture, they design an outdoor space that showcases crisp geometric lines with textured native plantings.
The goal for this rustic meets contemporary home is to create a cohesive design that unifies the entire space yet maintains the naturalistic environment. A pebble bed stream brings a soothing water feature to the outdoor space, while strategic plantings bring liveliness to the front yard.
After: A brick path was laid in three different levels with the lowest level at the yard's gate, the middle level at the seating area and the upper level near the entryway. To save money, the window sashes were painted a bold red that popped against the existing house color.
This custom Gunite waterfall is highlighted with bridge rock and a boulder staircase. Natural jagged boulders mixed with a smooth stone walkway create a pleasing textural contrast. Mixed greenery and built-in lights highlight and color the beautiful landscaping.
Natural stone steps connect paver patios in this gorgeous backyard. Stones create a bed for a pond bordered by planted shrubs lined in a mulched area. The patio pathway leads to a seating area and descends slightly to a fire pit with additional seating.