From the upper terrace, a quaint limestone path and steps slips beneath the canopy of large existing trees to an urban shade garden featuring magnificent globe boxwood clusters, Oakleaf hydrangeas, perennials, and groundcover. The path leads past a bubbler fountain centered on the window of the workout room.
Flagstone steps wind down the hillside, creating a safe route to the lower terrace and sitting area. Where the stone's sandy hues complement the coastal setting, the purple three-awn grass softens the landscape.
Somehow, those rolling hills become even more beautiful at Golden Hour. After enjoying dinner and a quick dip in the pool, the owners can take their drinks to the lower terrace and watch the sunset over the Pacific Ocean.
This poolhouse is located on a lower terrace behind the main home at the basement level. The property's natural slope presented a design challenge, but it also allowed for a large rear terrace. The adjacent pool features large gray flagstones.
This dramatic front yard features a six-foot-wide waterfall that plunges five feet to the lower terrace. Surrounding this water feature, the landscape is adorned with lush perennial and annual gardens. Large stones create gorgeous shapes and textures against the trimmed grass.
This modern Mediterranean hacienda in Tarzana, California, is built for entertaining. The property features a series of upper and lower terraces that open the home to the outdoor spaces. A poolhouse offers added convenience for guests, and a fire pit is comfortably placed to enjoy the view.
This front entrance features a flowing stream that gives way to a 6 foot wide waterfall that plunges 5 feet to the lower terrace. Boulders frame the perimeter of the landscaping and create a mountainous feel. Rich plant life keeps the space bright and airy against the natural gray tones of the rock.