Duane Border Design is the landscape architect for this private residence in the exclusive Trousdale Estates neighborhood of Beverly Hills. The existing home is on a flag lot offering privacy from the residential street, as well as, extensive views from the back garden. The existing residence is being completely re-imagined with contemporary lines and expressions of glass, concrete and millwork. The landscape design follows suit with efficient expressions of amenity elements and vibrant plant massing.

A bosque of Palo Verde trees create a threshold into an arrival court of refined paving materials flanked by water features and broad platform steps to draw visitors into the residence. Upon entry to the residence a full height glass wall along the rear facade reveals the majestic views of Beverly Hills with a loggia that extends from the interior living space into the garden of ornamental grasses and agaves framed with clean hedge lines.

Central to the garden is a slightly lowered pool and spa deck from which more intimate garden rooms radiate; including an expanded dining terrace, and a lowered court off of the master suite for gathering around a built-in fire feature. The overlook terrace, with outdoor shower and fire urn, is the perfect location after a session in the pool house sauna for an evening overlooking the lights of Beverly Hills below.

Working closely with the architect and client, Duane Border Design has developed a landscape design composed of spaces and amenity elements to meet the active lifestyle of the client and capture the energy and potential of the impeccably sited residence.