Almaden Valley

The owner loves traditional, extravagant formality but has a modern and quirky edge to his design sense as well which pops up from time to time in the design of the interior. So, for the outside, we followed suit: From the details of the shade structure, pizza oven and BBQ, to the grand steps leading to the pool and beyond, almost every element was an opportunity to mix it up with unexpected materials and planting. Below the pool the hillside is devoted entirely to vineyards and grape arbors.