Nestled into the hillside of this contemporary home's backyard is a studio bump-out addition, compete with a pivoting glass door. Minimal design features are included inside the studio, making it the perfect place for a homeowner seeking solitude or artistic inspiration in the midst of beautiful scenery.
An inviting spa and a crackling fire in the outdoor fireplace make this patio in Southern California a hot spot for entertaining. The home's hillside site allowed for the infinity pool's unique, rambling design. Two patios offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
This clean-lined, modern house is composed of a mix of natural materials that tie the home to its rugged hillside setting, with large glass expanses that expose the interiors to the stunning views. Geometric lines characterize the facade, with cantilevered rooflines that help provide shelter from the sun and elements.
The landscape plan for this home is especially breathtaking at night, as well-placed lighting illuminates all of the special features included outdoors. The unique pergola, pool, stone fireplace and dining and lounging areas have an ethereal quality — as if guests were being entertained on a hillside villa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
This colonial home was cut into an east facing slope, with it’s rear garden protected from the elevated topography to the west. This pleasant place surrounded by hillside was left unrealized with its woodland edge wild and untamed, linear shrubbery foundation plantings and views out of prominent windows with nothing to gaze upon but the ubiquitous suburban lawn.
Glass walls fully retract to open the living and dining spaces of this modern home to its natural outdoor setting. The hillside views are rugged and natural, and organic interior elements help connect the indoor and outdoor vistas. Clean lined, modern furniture fits with the clean, geometric planes of the architecture. Meanwhile, the open-concept plan keeps the sight lines open and clear.
Popularly referred to as "The Flintstone House," this free-form, single-family residence is an iconic landmark in Hillsborough, CA. Built in the late '70s, the eclectic home incorporates a unique series of domes to naturally coincide with the surrounding hillside. At the same time, its bright orange exterior offers a striking visual contrast with the rest of the property.