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.
The homeowner/designer took a "less is more" approach to the kitchen redesign, opting for Scandinavian inspired simplicity. Gleaming white floors and cabinetry punctuated by black countertops and light fixtures let the large steel windows showcase the lush landscape beyond. The original ceiling was low and made the galley kitchen feel claustrophobic. Removing the drywall to reveal the sloped roof line injected some modernist magic back into the space.
Half-inch steel plates and boards form work together as modern, sculptural retaining walls for a luxury touch on landscaping. The simple backdrop of the steel plate allows the decorative grasses to shine.
Designers created a simple backyard design with a sleek, rectangular pool, square paver paths and native greenery for an outdoor space that becomes a part of the home's beautiful surroundings rather than competes with it.
To keep the pool separate fro the walkway to the Zen Garden, designers added a simple, modern fence that runs halfway around the pool. The fence helps keep the space safe for kids, but doesn't obstruct the beautiful view from the pool.