Clusters of kangaroo paw plants and ornamental grasses fill the garden with seasonal colors. Thanks to their short stature, these plants also allow the owners to enjoy views of the Santa Monica mountains.
Credits: Architecture: John Corry; Landscape Contractor: Steven Z. Volski + Associates
Located just sixteen miles outside of Boston, this newly built Lighthouse style home elegantly pays deference to the Manor Home farther up the hill, while still being casual enough to compliment the property's other summer cottage next door. The two lower structures, the Lighthouse and the summer cottage, share an intimate garden that is tucked away behind the stone retaining wall.
A custom designed table made from Italian porcelain flooring with a glass tile inlay is flanked by comfortable metal dining chairs with striped blue cushions in this outdoor dining area. The view from the table is expansive and opens up to hillsides covered in eucalyptus and palm trees and a comfortable lounge area with additional seating. The hillside lounge area is framed by two taupe pillars, a brick patio and a brown wood guardrail, emphasizing the neutral color palette of the garden.
A tall, gorgeous copper wall adds a shining contrast to the matte concrete retaining wall and striped patio floor of this zen outdoor sitting room. Asian chairs are topped with white cushions and a matching coffee table features a frosted glass center. A succulent garden adds natural color and life to the space.
As if this master bathroom isn't impressive enough, it has a shower and tub that look out onto a meditation garden. In turn, the space reinforces the connection between the home's interior and exterior.