The old cliche "pretty as a picture" cannot begin to describe this gorgeous home in California with landscaping designed by Mark Scott and Associates. Though the look and feel of the exterior appear rustic and unmanicured, the designers set greenery meticulously to a render a pastoral charm and old-world sensibility. Everything about this home is relaxed, warm, elegant and utterly inviting.
Lovely, sublime and elegant all describe this French-inspired home, with Mark Scott and Associates enhancing its charm with their compelling landscape design. Particularly, the small wrought gate that one must enter honors the architectural components of this design style. The address of this beautiful home may not lay in southeast France, but the look and heart of its structure and scenery surely takes one there!
From its Mediterranean architecture to its rustic landscaping, this beautiful, stately home shines its light even as night falls around it. The soft neutral colors against the flourishing greenery and the azure sky make a stunning statement, as if the home had been planned with every detail in mind.
Offset and somewhat hidden away from the front of this majestic home is a side driveway and three spacious garage entrances for the homeowner. The garage doors are arched and fabricated from weathered wood to blend with the rest of the home. The landscaping here, as designed by Mark Scott and Associates, is simple but camouflages the utilitarian purposes of the space.
Landscape designers Mark Scott and Associates crafted this rustic getaway adjacent to the pool to be a perfect setting for relaxation and taking in the view. The verdant landscaping, weathered pergola and distressed dining table reflect the French Country theme and blend with the architectural details of the home.
The back of this French Provence home at twilight is a sight to behold as light shimmers from the upstairs balcony to the covered patio and then beyond to a tempted-to-be-tried swimming pool. The effect is serene and seductive, yet the home never loses the air of grand elegance and a simple, coordinated design. Mark Scott and Associates chose a scattering of plants in this area so not to detract from the home's smart architectural details.
Off the outdoor living space is a complete kitchen and bar area with a dining spot, perfect for entertaining. The stone floor is chosen for a non-slip surface since family and friends will come in from the pool. Black countertops pairs create a striking contrast against the neutral stucco walls.
Stone tiles in warm shades ground the southwestern kitchen and dining area, while exposed wood beams bring a rustic note to the space. The entire area is designed as an entertaining hub off the swimming pool and outdoor living space.
Landscape designers Mark Scott and Associates' design for the exterior of this lovely home shows their know-how in developing a concept and carrying it through. The exterior of this home, while lovely on its own, is strengthened by the type and placement of the landscaping, such as setting a straight line of planters against rounded portico entrances and adding green space to divide the garden area from the house.
In between the home and pool house, a swimming pool fits perfectly into the design. Colorful wall art beside the pool was incorporated to showcase the homeowner's collection of artwork. Poolside lounge seating and a nearby bar make this spot the perfect place to entertain.
Four small fountain streams and torches create a fun focal point at the center of the pool, which looks out over a stunning view. Large palm trees surround the pool, accenting the relaxed, tropical vibe of the overall outdoor space.