Curb Appeal: Impressive Mediterranean Villa

The drive leading up to this Mediterranean villa is a feast for the eyes, as rolling hills give way to ornamental grasses and succulents. Like a palace, the front of the property features distinctive wings with stone archways, while the back boasts an infinity-edge pool and a waterfall.

Photo By: Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping

Photo By: Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping

Photo By: Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping

Photo By: Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping

Photo By: Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping

Photo By: Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping

Photo By: Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping

Photo By: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7.1 (Macintosh)

Photo By: Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping

Photo By: Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping

Photo By: Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping

Photo By: Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping

Photo By: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7.1 (Macintosh)

Photo By: Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping

Photo By: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7.1 (Macintosh)

Photo By: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.7.1 (Macintosh)

Photo By: Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping

Photo By: Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping

Photo By: Maldonado Nursery & Landscaping

Driveway and Home Exterior

Grasses and succulents make a good first impression around this Mediterranean's home's entry.

Driveway and Grasses

Landscape designers set an elegant tone right from the driveway of this home with a pretty selection of plants native to Texas.

Side Yard and Gardens

Subtly curving garden beds wrap around the house, creating continuity from the driveway to the backyard.

Backyard With Fire Pit

Large stones nestle into the lawn, leading out to a round fire pit. And out beyond the lawn, views reach to the horizon.

Lawn and Flagstone Patio

Flagstones carve out a walkway and patio amidst this backyard's emerald green grass.

Lawn and Stone Retaining Walls

A large lawn that extends the length of the house and more is the perfect place for this homeowner's grandchildren to play.

Backyard and Pool Overview

Patio, infinity pool and lawn, oh my! This spacious backyard offers up all the luxuries with a causal, open design.

Backyard Retaining Walls

Lower-level garden beds are part of the limestone retaining wall that separates the patio from the lawn. The look along the wall continues to be dynamic with the waterfall runoff from the infinity pool.

Backyard and Pool at Night

The views off the large lawn, swimming pool and patio are open as far as the eye can see.

Tree and Stone Well

The stone well surrounding this tree gets its own light show.

Backyard View at Night

Where the lawn leaves off, the horizon begins in this scenic backyard.

Waterfall and Retaining Walls

The patio and infinity pool are separated from the lower lawn with 10-foot retaining walls made of natural limestone.

Waterfall at Night

At night, special lighting illuminates the pool and waterfall.

Limestone Retaining Wall and Illuminated Waterfall

The heavy stones used for this home's retaining walls had to be hauled up a narrow path. Next up, palm trees! Four of these, each weighing 1,000 pounds, were also specially brought in.

Backyard Lawn and Pool Waterfall

This backyard is organized into separate, distinct areas. Below a waterfall (part of the infinity pool), a large lawn is intended as a spacious kid play zone.

Lawn and Limestone Retaining Walls

Limestone bricks natural to the region were used to build this yard's 10-foot retaining walls between the patio and lawn.

Backyard With Pool Waterfall

Trees get plenty of space in this backyard, as well as deep wells to hold water. The lawns surrounding them drop dramatically off to highlight the sweeping views.

Three Blue Planters

A strong color, in this case blue, makes a striking foil for these plants.

Pool and Hot Tub Overview

The pool and yard end in appealing vistas of the surrounding landscape.

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