Malibu

The new owner of this four-acre hillside estate desired a contemporary landscape and outdoor living space to fully engage its spectacular Pacific views. Non-native trees and a hedge that restricted sight lines were removed. In their place, an infinity-edge pool, low-impact xeriscape, natural stone paving, and environmentally friendly wood decking create a modern complement to the Craftsman-style residence.

Dining and lounging patios, lined by clear glass windscreens, seem to float above the infinity pool, offering expansive ocean vistas from Point Dume to the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

In the garden, drought-tolerant plantings and alluring seascapes provide a dramatic setting for the clients' contemporary sculpture collection. California natives blend with climate-appropriate Mediterranean, South African, and Australian plantings, yielding vivid year-round color and robust foliage.


Stone footpath

Natural stepping stones meander through brilliant blooms and drought-resistant perennials.

Malibu

Private residence

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Malibu sunrise flagstone walkway; Blue chalk sticks (Senecio [Kleinia] mandraliscae); Smokey coast rosemary (Westringia fruticosa 'Smokey'); Rock purslane (Calandrinia spectabilis); Dark Delight New Zealand flax (Phormium tenax 'Dark Delight')