Saratoga #2

This house was a cool grey with a disappointing view out the kitchen window of an unusable slope. However, the owners dreamed of changing this into a warm Mediterranean landscape. First we chose an earth tone house color, then selected a palette of warm, natural material for landscape construction. The backyard was leveled, retained and the perimeters defined with turned stone balusters. The pool and lawn areas are formal arabesque in style. The outdoor kitchen and fireplace is open yet defined by the raised bar. Eventually, the heavy timber shade structure will add height and further definition to this beautiful Saratoga, backyard.