Challenge: Make a tilted, trapezoidal backyard work.

Solved: No easy challenge, this property perches atop an 18-foot (yes foot) retaining wall with a grade falling away at 18” of slope per 12’. The tilted landscape seemed hell-bent on flooding the backyard. So… engineering challenge accepted!

From the iridescent glass tile and volcanic basalt stone verticals of the spa, negative edge wall, and coping—to the smart-phone-controlled LED lighting and bespoke, California-crafted fire pit—we think we met the challenge! Beautifully, in fact. What a magical setting this family now enjoys.

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Our Simple Process


We come to you and do a dream session in your future favorite space.


You get brilliant design options within budget to consider.


We collectively agree to a sensible timeline.

Love it

Break ground and watch it come to life.