San Carlos Hillside Paradise

A 30 foot long stream with two waterfalls and two bridges forms the centerpiece of this sunny hillside garden. Travertine was used around the house to both lighten up the area as well as help keep it clean. Three stone staircases connect the top and bottom garden levels creating a circular flow to the hillside garden. Flagstone was used on the upper levels for the dining area, BBQ, and fire pit patios to give a little more informality. The custom BBQ was built into the hillside to conserve level space and required a retaining wall for support. Both the BBQ and Fire Pit were clad in “Cold Water Canyon” stone with Charcoal colored grout to match the Dry-Stack Napa Wall Rock retaining walls. A small amount of Native wall rock was salvaged on site and used for the front yard retaining wall along the street. The front yard reflects the owners preference for California native plants and style.

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