This large, two-story home is fronted by a variety of plants, including ground-cover providing shrubs, ornamental grass, and flowering plants; a round flagstone patio; and stone steps inset into a mulched area.
The landscaping of this hillside home uses retaining walls and plants that require minimal maintenance. The plants and hardscaping repeats the simple lines and style of the home, making the entire property a cohesive and attractive design.
Columns topped with lanterns frame these stairs and so help guide visitors towards the home's main entrance. Climbing the steps reveals more of the lush landscape and centers the charming Mediterranean-style villa in the distance.
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.
Torrey Pines Landscape Company worked with the existing upper patio consisting of gorgeous cobblestone to further the home’s historic European aesthetic. Meanwhile, a large existing infinity-edge pool allows the owners to swim against the hillside.
With an eye toward the surrounding hills of northern California, this truly iconic residence uses a unique series of domes to mimic the natural landscape. Descending stone steps lead guests to the front entrance, while the bright orange and purple exterior serves as a testament to the home's bold eclectic style.
This 8,000-square-foot home is carefully integrated into the surrounding landscape, which includes more than 130 live oak trees. The bedrooms are buried into a hill and beneath a green roof of edible herbs.
The retaining wall that surrounds this space separates the backyard from the surrounding hills. In the backyard, the family is able to enjoy the elegance of their traditionally landscaped backyard, while the hillside is protected from erosion by the foliage designers added to the sloping spaces.
Exterior cedar and concrete sections create a beautiful modern contrast to the natural grasses and flowers surrounding the home. The cedar brings a warm glow accentuated by the natural sunlight. Roof levels echo the hilly surrounding landscape and allow the home to flow with the natural cut of the land.