A stone birdhouse and a border of native rocks frame the exterior spaces of this tropical home, which rests on 26 acres in the community of Omao, on Kauai's southern side. Tropical foliage in a range of colors opens up to a sweeping ocean view.
Purple coneflower, daisies, foxglove, black-eyed Susans, astilbe and hollyhocks fill this garden. "More than half the plants were split from perennials in other areas of my garden," says the homeowner, "and this turned out to be my favorite bed."
Ample planters turn this contemporary backyard into a lush green space, with fruit trees overhanging the cozy pergola and fire pit. The yard features separates areas for lounging, dining and gardening.