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Wraparound terrace with mountain view

Wraparound terrace

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Entrance Courtyard

BEFORE

Courtyard - before

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AFTER

Courtyard - after

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Now our garden feels like a sanctuary!

— Cary Elwess


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Andalusian Courtyard in Malibu

Creating a World Apart

This project required a new concept for the usage of what was essentially a small wraparound terrace, which was dark and unappealing.

We began by removing some densely overgrown landscaping and installed shimmering non-fruiting olives, espaliered bouganvillea, and petrea in the planters, with seafoam-green pebbles as mulch. This kept privacy from the street, yet allowed filtered light to animate shadows on the freshly painted white walls.

To furnish the space, we installed a new cobalt-striped upholstered bench and exceptional Moroccan pots planted with citrus, palms, gardenia, scented pelargoniums, and orchid-like epidendrons, creating a place for rest and flowing with visual elegance.

Last but not least, new lighting enhances the entry and leads you around the terrace to a refurbished dining area with a magnificent view of the ocean.

To learn more about this project, please visit the Image Gallery and Before-&-After pages, or read the client’s testimonial.

(NOTE: All work was performed by licensed landscape contractors.)

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