This hillside site includes a wide variety of outdoor living spaces for this sports-minded family and dogs to enjoy. The wildness of the native Oak tree studded site inspired a restrained site development strategy using a native, unmanicured planting palette.
A decomposed granite path through the Oak and Toyon hillside offers hiking and views of the San Fernando Valley. Onsite spring water is channeled down a board formed concrete retaining wall through terraces planted with Ginkgo and Ferns. Stone slabs are used to negotiate changes in grade and planted with colorful grasses to anchor the pathways to the site.
The extra long pool accommodates lap swimming as well as swim parties, with outdoor kitchen, spa, built-in lounge area and fire pit. A lower terrace holds the home gym, basketball court and partial football field. Tipuana trees planted on Red Fescue planted slopes cast shade across the field and on adjacent viewing steps.