The grounds of this Santa Barbara home were badly burned in the Tea Fire and needed to be redesigned. The new gardens incorporate outdoor living areas with walkways and colorful plants; the plan also reduced water usage and made the property's slopes more stable.
This bocce court provides another entertaining activity for family fun while reducing lawn size and water use. The retaining wall was set at 18-20-inch seat height to give players a place to rest during intensive matches of lawn bowling. The sloping garden is draped in ornamental grasses and climbing vines.
A curved staircase alongside a sloping perennial garden leads down the hillside from the upper level patio to this smaller circular proscenium-style patio with chaises and umbrella overlooking the canyon.
A new balcony overlooks the front of this recently renovated Phoenix home. A sloped Spanish tile roof was removed from the lower level, opening up the space for a peaceful roof garden surrounding the balcony.
Raised kitchen garden planters made the sloped front yard into a pretty and functional space. Redwood steps and gravel patches ease access between the beds. And the whole lovely scene can also be enjoyed from the shade of the porch.
This beautiful home in the Sandy Springs neighborhood of Atlanta features a steep, sloped backyard that rises above the already commanding hillside home. The homeowners have featured color above all in their garden, as well as numerous places to rest, sit, play and work throughout the outdoor space.