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Simple Elegance

Our client is a retired interior designer with exquisite taste - which made our simple and elegant design a breeze. The clients wanted an easy to look after, indoor/outdoor environment that embodied the beauty of California. We relocated a detached...

Private Family "Resort"

Our clients wanted a garden that would grow with their young daughters. Their wish list included all the elements of a fun, family backyard resort. We fitted within the garden a large play pool with built-in gossip benches, a raised spa, Las Vegas-style...

Malibu Oasis

A stunning estate located on the Malibu bluffs overlooking the beach was renovated by our clients with the intention of creating a “Palm Beach meets Maui” theme. The spectacular new entry and driveway of European cobble stone was made even...

California Outdoor Living

Our clients have an active family and enjoy outdoor living. The garden area is almost park-like with lots of lawn for the kids to play sports, play basketball on the sports court, jump on the trampoline or have a story read in the “story circle.”...

Orange County - Tuscan Inspired

Our client’s request was for a unique garden landscape that mirrored both of their personalities,  combining soft and organic with clean lines and organization. We developed a series of outdoor rooms or areas and compromised on curves and...

Contemporary

As this home was built on an impossibly steep grade, the structure appears to float above the landscape. The reflective quality of the architecture, glass and steel cladding, make the garden appear as if it is twice as large. We used ornamental grasses...

Country Craftsman Ranch

This very special Ojai property was a delight to design and work on. The house and garage with connecting walls created a lovely courtyard space protected from the “wilds” of upper Ojai. We often spotted a bobcat with her kittens sauntering...

Malibu Estate Renovation

This estate was built in the early 1980s and a tennis facility was added in the late 80s.  The estate had sat empty for a couple of years prior to the present owners buying the property. Needless to say, the garden...

Pools and Water Features

Whether adding a small fountain or a large pool with a fun waterslide, water can add fun or serenity to your space. Here is a selection of some of our water related designs.

Vision House, L.A.

Invited to collaborate with Structure Homes, a high-end specialty builder in Woodland Hills and sponsored by Green Builders Magazine, we helped create a garden to compliment a Green Building, LEED certified home in Pacific Palisades. Being conscience...

Malibou Lake Estate

The home is nestled in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains and overlooks a formation familiar to fans of the old TV series Mash.  The amazing vistas gave inspiration to the final landscape design.  The California Craftsman home and detached...

Southern France in Southern California

Our clients requested a back garden that was reminiscent of their time spent living in the South of France. The existing, rather dated pool was removed and replaced with a simple, elegant rectangular pool with thick cut stone coping and an automatic...

Bold Minimalism

A contemporary Ed Niles house fell foul to the economy and was left with incomplete landscaping. Luckily it was purchased by our client, who was intent upon finally installing the landscape. The home’s relatively bare surroundings provided a...

Sleek and Sophisticated

A dated 1980\'s backyard with too many elevation changes was updated to a more contemporary 2013 feel.

A newly added large outdoor living space provides a full kitchen including a restaurant quality pizza oven, refrigerators and icemaker, storage...

Fairytale Garden

The front entry of the home was redesigned to highlight its beautiful Italian style architecture; a new cobblestone driveway and Mediterranean plant palette help to give it a more inviting, old world feel. The rear yard garden was redesigned to include...