Contemporary California Curb Appeal

This contemporary home features tiered landscaping that highlights the yards natural grading and compliments the contemporary style of this home's exterior.

Photo By: David Wakeley

Photo By: David Wakeley

Photo By: David Wakeley

Photo By: David Wakeley

Photo By: David Wakeley

Photo By: David Wakeley

Photo By: David Wakeley

Photo By: David Wakeley

Photo By: David Wakeley

Modern California Home Embraces Nature

For this modern home in Hillsborough, Calif., the landscape architects wanted to use minimal landscaping and highlight the yard's natural grading with retaining walls and concrete curbs. In turn, the exterior now draws the eye up from the slope to the skyline.

Greenery Softens Modern Exterior

Various trees and plants surround the property, helping to soften the home's sharp lines and offer a degree of privacy.

Entryway Includes Overlapping Overhangs

Smooth stone pavers wrap along the side of the house, creating an easy route from the front to the back. Meanwhile, overlapping overhangs work overtime to shelter visitors from the Cali rain or sun.

Front Door Features Rich Wood Design

A closer look at the home's entry reveals a rich wood door with recessed lighting overhead. To the right, a small planter with fresh greenery welcomes visitors inside.

Polished Concrete Steps Lined With Plants

Polished concrete steps guide visitors to the home's main entrance, with a railing along the way for added safety. Meanwhile, plants in sleek raised beds enhance the home's clean, geometric details.

Rear Patio Outlined By Stone Walls

To add greater dimension to this chic outdoor space, the landscape architects outlined the patio with low-level stone walls. Bonus? They double as concrete benches for the garden.

Rear Patio Defined By Clean Lines

Following that paved path leads to the backyard, where wood chairs overlook a modern patio. A tall fence surrounds this outdoor space and so allows the owners to enjoy their home in peace.

Modern Fire Pit With Built-In Benches

To the left, a modern fire pit invites the owners to enjoy their outdoor space year-round. Custom benches surround the feature and complements its sleek style.

Concrete Steps Add Dimension to Outdoor Space

Sliding glass doors open directly to the backyard, creating a seamless transition between the home's interior and exterior. In turn, the owners can easily head outside and follow a length of concrete steps through their modern garden.

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