Outdoor living in a Mediterranean Climate

An extensive renovation transformed what was once a rather nondescript ranch house into a charming Spanish Bungalow surrounded by a private garden. Clay tile roofs with ornate chimneys and an extensive use of colorful Malibu tile create the perfect backdrop for casual outdoor living.

The parkway plantings and decorative iron gates provide color and interest for pedestrians passing by. A tile bench in the entry porch has an area of purposely broken tiles in the center rumored to discourage evil spirits from entering the house. Succulents and drought resistant ground cover fill the planters and spaces between the pavers.

A new outdoor kitchen terrace above the pool garden provides the perfect place for outdoor entertaining or just watching TV after a swim. Overhead shades and fans can be adjusted to maintain a comfortable temperature even on the hottest days of summer. The new pool and spa are tucked into a tropical garden with an outdoor tile shower just a few steps away.