Huge arched windows fill the front facade of this home and perfectly complement the Spanish design. A lapis blue front door makes a rich counterpoint to the neutral exterior and ties in gracefully with the colorful garden.
Stone pavers with grass create the courtyard floor underneath black cast iron patio furniture. With flowering shrubs and privacy trees all around, this courtyard is a quiet, beautiful place to enjoy nature uninterrupted.
A pergola perches above a flagstone patio to form an outdoor living space adjacent to a hillside. The flagstone creeps up the walls of the grill to create an organic yet contemporary look appropriate for updating this 1920s-era farmhouse.
This small urban landscape design for the entry of a 1920s hillside house incorporates an eclectic mix of plantings with contemporary hardscape design using bluestone and pebbles. A custom-designed interpretation of the old carriage house doors updated the look while respecting the integrity of the architecture. The space is completed by a fountain which provides a welcoming presence for people as well as hummingbirds.
A small, rooftop terrace provides the perfect place to take in the great outdoors. Terra-cotta pavers, Spanish tiles and stunning mountain views transport guests on a Mediterranean retreat. Potted herbs and shrubs enhance the Tuscan feel of the space. Design by Joan Grabel
This gorgeous contemporary porch provides comfortable seating around a fire pit embellished with a black tile surround. Striped cushions echo the movement of the flooring and are brightened with red floral throw pillows.
Perfectly kept grass gives a rich green floor to this beautiful backyard, and a neatly kept garden borders the grass. The white fence encompasses the area and highlights the natural colors of the plants. An orange bench is tucked between shrubs for a private sitting spot.