This client was referred to us by a builder we work with occasionally. They were remodeling their newly purchased home and wanted a large outdoor living space complete with Ipe deck and covered kitchen. They wanted to make sure we used the full landscape so we created pathways and areas to enjoy down the slope in the wilder areas as well as away from the main living area. There is a fantastic view that you can enjoy from the kitchen, some of the deck living spaces and the fire pit area. Down the hill you can feel more secluded in a hammock or playing on the trampoline. We framed in the pool with some flowering desert willows. On the deck we created a gravel seating area in the center to separate the different living spaces. We surrounded the deck with planters to help frame it and eliminate the need for railings. In the front we created a courtyard around the entry way with a more desert style. In the existing planters along the street we added agaves and feather grasses to complete the look.