Sierra Bonita

Pasadena, CA

The old saying “don’t judge a book by its cover” certainly applies to the rear garden of this stately 1923 Colonial Revival home. The classicism of the main structure gives way to an expansive entertainment zone that mixes classical layout with a warm contemporary expression. A new pool/guesthouse structure and dining pavilion overlook a rim-flow swimming pool framed by an Ipe deck. A nearby waterfall counter of Pennsylvania Bluestone plus a wood and gas-fired pizza oven are the focus of the outdoor kitchen. The family-sized raised spa as well as a modernist fireplace round out the amenities.

Enclosed in walls of hedges, the entertainment zone opens onto a tennis court as well as a lawn that serves as a focus of activity for our socially active clients.

Axial alignments mix with the minimalist detailing to create a fresh yet classical outdoor room.