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Urban Escape

On one of the most sought-after walk streets in the heart of Silicon Beach, this architectural residence and contemporary garden exemplify the notion of indoor-outdoor living. Floor to ceiling sliding doors open the interior floor plan to a sunken outdoor living space, designed to provide privacy and shaded seating. The garden design is accentuated by dramatic drought tolerant plantings of succulents and cacti; favourites of the homeowner.

Water is used sparingly in this Southern California landscape design and stormwater runoff is directed to a hidden percolation reservoir beneath the Ipe hardwood decking. Built in storage cabinets conceal garden tools and supplies.

The movement of water over a unique natural stone fountain creates a soothing and contemplative atmosphere. Pour in place concrete pavers and stairs accentuate the copper details of the home and the rich tones of the Brazilian hardwood used throughout the project. The custom fire table and built in furniture are accentuated by dramatic landscape lighting, highlighting the sculptural plantings against smooth trowel stucco walls.