Lush Green Backyard Landscaping With Water Fountain
This vibrant backyard features all-over green landscaping, including palm trees and tropical plants. A paver stone walkway creates a path to a gray stone water fountain. Wall-to-wall windows provide a peek at the indoor living room, while a white roof overhang creates a touch of shade.
The curved roof of the home was inspired by similar ones the owners spotted on a camping trip to New Zealand. Natural materials and planters blur the line between indoor and outdoor living areas, drawing the tropical backyard into the home.
Because the location of this home was on the side of a cliff overlooking the surrounding area, the designers wanted to emphasize the beautiful view. In doing so, they opened up the living room and kitchen, added several large windows to bring in the natural light and added a screened-in porch for comfortable outdoor seating.
The decking on this small front porch is ipe wood and the ceiling is clear cedar. The vibrant lime green shines next to the wood. A built-in heater in the ceiling warms the gray wicker loveseat, which is adorned with white cushions.
On the exterior, the house's split level design helps visually tie it to its neighbors. The lowest point of one roof meets the neighboring home's roof line. Building over the four car garage and crawl space, the owners maximize storage and workshop space.