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 garage required a blend of mountains and rustic charm and the addition of a pool and pool house helped create a feeling of a private compound.  We added a barbeque with rustic boulder sink and used a decorative antique hose bib as a tap.  The infinity pool has a walk-in beach entry and umbrella covered Baja deck, a very popular spot on hot days!  The spa is nestled beneath the infinity edge, creating a very private and romantic space with a waterfall cascading from the pool, a nice surprise as you descend the steps to the lower sun bathing and fireplace patio.  As the garden was a challenging 2:1 sloped site, we used different levels to form patios and gardens and build seating into the retaining walls wherever we were able, to keep a natural look and flow to the garden.  The lower level of the pool house is used as an art studio, storage area and houses the pool equipment.  An outdoor open shower is tucked into the steps down to the lower level and pool house.