Gorgeous Gardens: Landscaping Evokes Home's French-Provincial Style

Simple landscaping provides an elegant complement to this French-inspired maison. The home and property's French provincial outdoor style includes stone walkways, a weathered-wood pergola, and seating and dining areas perfect for enjoying the peaceful surroundings.

Photo By: Mark Scott Associates - French Provence

Photo By: Mark Scott Associates - French Provence

Photo By: Mark Scott Associates - French Provence

Photo By: Mark Scott Associates - French Provence

Photo By: Mark Scott Associates - French Provence

Photo By: Mark Scott Associates - French Provence

Photo By: Mark Scott Associates - French Provence

Photo By: Mark Scott Associates - French Provence

Photo By: Mark Scott Associates - French Provence

Photo By: Mark Scott Associates - French Provence

Photo By: Mark Scott Associates - French Provence

Photo By: Mark Scott Associates - French Provence

Photo By: Mark Scott Associates - French Provence

Photo By: Mark Scott Associates - French Provence

Photo By: Mark Scott Associates - French Provence

A Stunning French-Inspired Home Stateside

The old cliche "pretty as a picture" cannot begin to describe this gorgeous home in California with landscaping designed by Mark Scott and Associates. Though the look and feel of the exterior appear rustic and unmanicured, the designers set greenery meticulously to a render a pastoral charm and old-world sensibility. Everything about this home is relaxed, warm, elegant and utterly inviting.

French Provence Home With Wrought Iron Gate Entry

Lovely, sublime and elegant all describe this French-inspired home, with Mark Scott and Associates enhancing its charm with their compelling landscape design. Particularly, the small wrought gate that one must enter honors the architectural components of this design style. The address of this beautiful home may not lay in southeast France, but the look and heart of its structure and scenery surely takes one there!

French-Inspired Home With Rustic Pergola and Stone Walkway

Designers at Mark Scott and Associates created a special area adjacent to the house and swimming pool featuring a rustic pergola and greenery that harmonize with the outdoor scene, yet add dimension and texture with their presence. A stone walkway leads from the backyard to a dining table and grill for easy access.

Rustic Pergola With Vines Among the Timbers

Landscape designers Mark Scott and Associates crafted this rustic getaway adjacent to the pool to be a perfect setting for relaxation and taking in the view. The verdant landscaping, weathered pergola and distressed dining table reflect the French Country theme and blend with the architectural details of the home.

French Provence Home With Private Fireplace and Patio

Another wonderful feature of this French-themed home is a private patio area and fireplace that appears separate from its main gathering space. One can relax, take a breather or even meditate in this small, out-of-the-way area that is as beautifully apportioned as the rest of the home. Mark Scott and Associates designed the landscaping with a more secluded space in mind.

Rear View of French-Inspired Home

No detail has been missed in this stunning French-themed home design. The simple lines of the structure blend well with outside details -- rustic landscaping, a swimming pool, arched openings, columns and a pergola for dining. Together these elements form a cohesive layout for a beautiful home.

Swimming Pool Blends With French-Themed Home

Although there is much to see and experience at the back of this home, nothing is more inviting than the simple lines of the swimming pool that awaits a willing participant. From the pool, one can view the beautiful covered patio and rustic pergola that sit side by side as interesting contrasts. The simple lines and textures of this outside scene, as designed by Mark Scott and Associates, are a amalgamation of French Provence design.

A Swimming Pool Flanks French Maison

Out the door and in a few short steps, owners of this French-inspired home can take a dip in a lovely swimming pool of a straightforward design. Mark Scott and Associates' landscaping in this exterior area draws focus to the back of the home's structure by placing a scattering of simple and shrubbery and grasses next to the pool and patio. The result frames the picture of this home's perfection.

Mediterranean Outdoor Kitchen & Patio

Outdoor entertaining is made easy thanks to an impressive outdoor kitchen complete with a wood-fired oven — a perfect complement to the Mediterranean-inspired alfresco dining room.

Combining Styles: French-Inspired Home With Contemporary Patio Furniture

Designers were able to successfully mix styles by keeping with the home's exterior neutral color scheme across the outdoor furniture and accessories. The more contemporary patio furniture blends well with the French Provincial theme because it does not take a lead in the overall scheme; rather, the furniture's simple lines and structure blend with the evenness of the architecture. Landscaping by Mark Scott and Associates.

Mood Lighting at Night

A contemporary dining table and all-weather chairs combine to create outdoor seating that's chic and durable. Exterior lighting sets the mood for outdoor entertaining at night.

Casual Outdoor Seating

A few teak furnishings, simple in style and topped with neutral cushions, pull this understated patio together. Not much decoration is needed with the gorgeous view.

Stunning French-Inspired Home and Pool Area by Twilight

The back of this French Provence home at twilight is a sight to behold as light shimmers from the upstairs balcony to the covered patio and then beyond to a tempted-to-be-tried swimming pool. The effect is serene and seductive, yet the home never loses the air of grand elegance and a simple, coordinated design. Mark Scott and Associates chose a scattering of plants in this area so not to detract from the home's smart architectural details.

Stunning French-Inspired Home in the Evening

From its Mediterranean architecture to its rustic landscaping, this beautiful, stately home shines its light even as night falls around it. The soft neutral colors against the flourishing greenery and the azure sky make a stunning statement, as if the home had been planned with every detail in mind.

French Provence Home with Paver Driveway

Offset and somewhat hidden away from the front of this majestic home is a side driveway and three spacious garage entrances for the homeowner. The garage doors are arched and fabricated from weathered wood to blend with the rest of the home. The landscaping here, as designed by Mark Scott and Associates, is simple but camouflages the utilitarian purposes of the space.

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