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.
As seen on Home Town, host Ben Napier designed a raised garden in the backyard of the Campbell residence right outside the rear door for easy access when homeowner Pearl is cooking in her newly renovated kitchen.
Energy-Efficient, Contemporary Home With Linear Design
This home is located on a steeply sloping ridge top and is designed to sensitively step down with the land. The steep topography influenced the linear design as it hugs along a natural rock outcropping. The layout is perfectly harmonious to the land and sun, allowing the home to orient its long faces to the north and south while minimizing its east and west exposures.
Tall, north-facing window walls capture cool, even lighting throughout the day, while deep overhangs along the south protect from overexposure from the sun. The main roof sheds to the south, providing maximum solar collection potential. Decks and screened-in porches along the south face also provide areas for outdoor entertaining and a means to capture prevailing breezes that blow up from the canyons below.
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.