Backyard Update Adds Taste of India to Movie Producer's Hollywood Hills Home

A major update to the backyard of a movie producer's Hollywood Hills home involved bringing in full-size trees by crane to add an Indian flavor to the space.
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May 26, 2015
From: Eva Knoppel

Photo By: Eva Knoppel

Photo By: Eva Knoppel

Photo By: Eva Knoppel

Photo By: Eva Knoppel

Photo By: Eva Knoppel

Photo By: Eva Knoppel

Photo By: Eva Knoppel

Photo By: Eva Knoppel

Photo By: Eva Knoppel

Photo By: Eva Knoppel

Photo By: Eva Knoppel

Photo By: Eva Knoppel

A Tiled Spa Backsplash

The completely rebuilt spa includes a mosaic tile wall that carries the tile theme of the pool, as well as a streaming waterfall.

Modular Buttress With Water Fountain

The buttress supporting the top terrace was turned into a cascading fountain and garden. Lights help to illuminate its features and make the water visible at night.

Runnel Flows From Stone Water Fountain

The runnel flows across the front of the house, beginning at a fountain created from a Hindu statue. The water flows under the entrance path, all the way to the end of the property.

Mediterranean-Inspired Outdoor Room With Transplanted Olive Trees

The outdoor fireplace provides a visual statement and provides a focal point from the front door. Two 100-year-old olive trees were lifted over the house to frame the fireplace and balance the space.

Patio Prepped for Outdoor Entertaining at Night

The focal point of this contemporary garden is the outdoor fireplace with built-in planters. Upholstered cushions atop wicker sofas provide ample seating, and with a cozy fire as a backdrop, you're sure to spend hours entertaining under the stars.

Outdoor Entertainment Pavilion With Colorful Storage Benches

Salvaging the structural beams from the former building allowed this entertainment pavillion to be built. It includes a wide-screen television, bar and refrigerator. The two banquette seats have storage areas underneath for entertainment supplies.

A Refinished Pool and Patio

The pool and surrounding terrace were completely resurfaced to help match the new contemporary entertainment pavilion. A built-in seating area wraps around the patio and provides additional areas to lounge while taking in the vibrant landscape.

Terraced Garden With Drought-Tolerant Plants

The tiered garden was built to provide visual interest along the back wall. Two full-grown magnolias trees were craned in to fill out the landscape which contains only drought-tolerant plants.

A Tiled Spa Backsplash With Blue Mosaic Tile

The spa was completely rebuilt and includes a streaming waterfall and mosaic wall that highlights the same tile from the pool.

A Transitional Terrace With Wooden Bench

This terrace serves as a transition area between the living and dining room above and the pool and spa below. An olive tree anchors the space and provides shade for the bench.

Alfresco Dining Room Under an Olive Tree

The outdoor dining room and kitchen overlook the pool area and are perfectly appointed for entertaining with a stainless steel refrigerator, grill and sink. The dining table is surrounded by slipcovered chairs and a banquette.

Concrete Patio With Built-In Benches

Sleek wood steps connect the center terrace to the pool area. Built-in banquette seating was created to provide space for outdoor entertaining.

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