This residence sits on the Nipomo Mesa high above farm fields overlooking the dunes and Pacific Ocean. Homeowners wanted a “Japanese Garden,” and a deck off the back of the remodeled residence. The landscape architect incorporated a major element of these gardens and also the “borrowed landscape.”
Breathtaking views surround this exquisite, contemporary backyard boasting a relaxing hot tub and swimming pool. A stacked stone retaining wall and cacti creates a gorgeous southwestern feel in this peaceful and private outdoor space.
Lovely stone benches feature built-in fire bowls adding warmth to this deck for year-long enjoyment all through the night. Wrap-around seating and stunning views make this the perfect spot for outdoor entertaining.
Hard-lined geometric planters are softened with softly textured native grasses and vibrant succulent varieties that either drape over planter walls or act as sculptural pieces, which complement the architecture. The walls throughout the site not only aid in creating more usable space, but absorb the sun’s heat during the day and radiate it out in the cooler coastal evenings.
The landscape architects of this space explored the use of scale, shape and color to create a detailed, nuanced patio, garden and yard. The square beds containing red plants and flowers bring a sense of order, while the garden beyond feels wild and untamed; this creates a pleasing sense of balance.
A neutral, stacked stone retaining wall along with the surrounding landscape creates an exquisite, secluded outdoor space. Four waterfalls pour into a private swimming pool, while chaise lounges offer a place to relax near the hot tub in this peaceful backyard.