The Horton home feels like a private compound with its sideyard and back carriage house creating a contained sense of privacy. In the foreground right is the kitchen house wing of the home. The kitchen house was originally kept separate from the main home to avoid the potential for a fire spreading to the home. But it was eventually linked to the main house with a two-story connecting structure that locals call a "hyphen." A gorgeous magnolia tree shades the courtyard garden.
Water is the key feature in this stunning backyard, inspired by traditional Islamic gardens. A stunning pool with fountain, lined in beautiful neutral tiles, provides a relaxing oasis from hot summer days. Flowing urns, plenty of greenery and tropical-inspired plants make this garden a paradise at home.
Drought-Tolerant Plants Complement Existing Ivy and Boxwoods
When she first visited the site of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase 2015, landscape designer Katharine Webster was greeted by an existing wall covered by ivy and framed with boxwoods at the front of the house. Webster added additional drought-tolerant plants to add more visual interest to the space.
A natural transition from the sidewalk to the entry of this enchanting traditional home. The light gray exterior is beautifully complimented with lush landscape. Shrubs, trees and grass create levels in the landscaping.
With an eat-in counter, sitting area and fire pit, this outdoor space can easily accommodate large parties and more intimate gatherings. Keeping the furniture within a black-and-white palette ensures that everything matches.
Completed in 1930, the Leland Bryant-designed Colonial House is among the last of early Hollywood’s most glamorous and exclusive revival style condominiums, and remains a coveted refuge for the industry’s elite. Golden Age tenants included the likes of Bette Davis, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard and Cary Grant. The penthouse's exterior is protected by the National Register of Historic Places and remains unchanged since it was built.
Relaxing Balcony Featuring Brown Wicker Lounge Chairs and Open Outdoor Shower
A half wall creates some privacy for the outdoor shower while still leaving it open to the gorgeous surrounding bay view. Wicker lounge chairs overlook the water for a cozy spot to relax and take in the view.
Traditional Cabana with Kitchen, Entertainment Space
While the design of this traditional cabana ties into the existing house, certain details lend it a more casual style. Columns that match the home's architecture give structure to the front of the cabana while contributing to its open feel. Meanwhile, lattice-work joining the columns is reminiscent of beach house design, as is the vaulted ceiling finished with white beadboard and exposed beams.