The low-slung facade of this contemporary home is clad in stone that blends with the surrounding California landscape. Double doors at the entry are sleek, gray and modern, giving a hint at the interiors beyond them. Native plants are minimal and easy to maintain.
This 1,672-square-foot Santa Barbara, California home features stunning tropical landscaping, including fruit trees, palm trees and towering bamboo plants. The ranch-style home boasts mahogany wood accents throughout and easily incorporates indoor-outdoor living with open air kitchen, dining and living spaces.
Wide openings turn this modern California home into an indoor-outdoor space its owners can enjoy year-round. A cantilevered roof provides protection from the elements, while broad windows offer loads of natural light and uninterrupted views of the northern California landscape. Native plants dot the hillside, connecting the house to its setting.
A ring of charred wood pieces on the upper terrace of the 2016 San Francisco Decorator Showcase call to mind fire-scarred tree trunks in the old-growth forests in California. Landscape architects Branden Adams and Jennifer Ivanovich simple, sculptural element complements the graceful olive trees and Italianate railing.
This inviting home is designed for an active family in Silicon Valley. Beautiful landscaping surrounds the home, which features siding and stacked stone exterior, as well a combination of shingles and tin roof.
This residence in Escondido, CA had a yard makeover by Licensed Contractor Jason Cameron, as seen on DIY Network's America's Most Desperate Landscape. This yard has beautiful shrubs and large boulders that bring attention to the font yard.
Tiered terraces create multiple spots for relaxing and enjoying the picturesque views at this contemporary Mission Viejo, California, home. A built-in fire pit is surrounded by seating. Limestone pavers create a neutral, functional backdrop for this entertainment-ready space.
For this modern home in Hillsborough, Calif., the landscape architects wanted to use minimal landscaping and highlight the yard's natural grading with retaining walls and concrete curbs. In turn, the exterior now draws the eye up from the slope to the skyline.
Warm, sand-colored stairs create a path along this hillside in California. At the top, the landscape architects carved out a little patio where the owners can enjoy panoramic views of the terrain at sunset.
Painting the brick facade white and unifying the patchwork of exterior finishes was the first order of business in this California home renovation. The design team added crisp black trim for a preppy East Coast vibe. Native landscaping adds softness, color and lushness to the facade.