A giant fish tank makes a stunning focal point, where the grand rear terrace steps down onto an expansive lawn. Not only does it provide a useful transition for the grade change, but it also bridges the home’s interior with the outdoors. The lit tank, with its hand-painted tiles and colorful koi, provides a whimsical dash to an otherwise muted landscape — and nods to the homeowner’s impressive collection of '60s Pop Art inside.
Patchwork concrete tile creates a decorative flooring for the open patio. The stain on the wood patio furniture makes a beautiful statement against the surroundings. Concrete stairs travel through planted sections with natural rock retainers to the outdoor living pavilion.
Stone steps lead from the artsy copper gate through a bed of natural rock in this stylish backyard. Stone tile flooring surrounds the lit swimming pool and wicker lounge chairs. A double waterfall feature draws the eye to the far stone wall.
The setting is impossible to beat, bordered on one side by the Santa Ynez Mountains, on the other by the Pacific Ocean. Beautifully landscaped terraced gardens tucked in amongst palm trees lead all the way down to the water.
To take their clients' pool to the next level, the Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group outfitted the feature with all new equipment, including a waterfall, spa, new stone surround and black pebble sheen bottom. The result? A luxe outdoor space that takes all your troubles away.
Exquisite landscaping really complements the design of this backyard, with luxury and elegance in mind. Fountains and manicured hedges line the walkway by the pool, and a covered area for entertaining rests in the background, complete with a bar, grill, outdoor fireplace and plenty of space to sit.
A wood table for two sits on top of a small stone deck that overlooks a personal bocce ball court in this private outdoor oasis. Strings of lights hang between lush orange trees creating a magical feel in the space.