Our client bought this house because of its perfect location, but she needed to do a complete restoration to make it into her dream house. We coordinated closely with the architects to create a modern garden that honored the home’s stately architecture. Our first goal was to tame a sizeable slope to create outdoor living spaces off the kitchen and in the upper garden to capture the lovely views. A combination of curved and straight lines reflects the homeowner’s eclectic style. The main patio is elegant, but not too fussy. The garden transitions into a more relaxed and whimsical space as you climb the stone stairs to a gravel patio off the custom built, reclaimed wood garden shed.