This was a challenging new construction home in the Westlake, Thousand Oaks area. The views out the backdoor were of nothing but a huge up-slope of dirt and rock. The clients had just relocated from Brazil to California and they wanted a contemporary pool design with clean lines and a modern color palette. The couple wanted to create multiple outdoor rooms for entertaining, but not have to look at a bunch of ugly retaining walls to accomplish it.

Our solution was to design a reverse infinity edge pool with a rim-flow spa and terraced backyard. By lifting the front edge of the pool to 42 inches it allowed for panoramic views of the waterfall flowing over the vanishing edge to be seen from the large glass folding doors at the back of the home. How a waterfall looks is certainly important, but how a feature sounds can be equally important. This waterfall wall looks terrific for sure, and the sound can be varied by using the smart phone remote controls to adjust the speed of the water. Clients can conveniently change from subtle, relaxing falls, to powerful wild falls reminiscent of IIguazu Falls”, the most famous waterfalls in Brazil, from the palm of their hand.

To enhance the outdoor room vibe, we kept the contemporary fire pit, infinity spa, and dual swim up bars at the same level as the rear of the house. Steps up above take you to the view deck and another fire pit table. The clever use of stone veneer planter walls reduced the need for retaining walls.

Whether checking this out from an aerial view or looking at it from ground level, there’s so much to appreciate about this space. The custom modern swimming pool includes a volleyball net, both stunning and sporty at the same time. Those who are looking to relax can take their pick from the Baja shelf, ledge loungers, infinity edge spa and bubblers. A built-in pool table and swim-up bar makes poolside entertaining a breeze.

The BBQ counter includes a Green Scene signature polished concrete countertop with crushed recycled glass. It’s the perfect setting for the grill master to prepare a feast.

This contemporary project combines natural Fresca stone coping with modern pavers, stacked stone and cast concrete to create the perfect “Brazillian Blowout”!

Homeowner Testimonial


If you are looking for the best landscape and pool company, I have good news for you. You just found it: GREEN SCENE.
My wife and I couldn’t be happier. We got our dream’s backyard to come true. Scott was able to materialize every aspect and vision we shared with him in a beautiful and astonishing design/project. You won’t find someone else better them him in designing, period!
It’s not gonna be cheaper, but trust me, you won’t regret, and you’re gonna get exactly what you pay for (and more)…and it worth it every dollar, without a doubt. If you want the best, you have to pay for it.
It all started with an amazing 3D modeling (you can fly through using 3D goggles) where you can see every inch and every angle of your project. And the final real-world result reflects 100% of the 3D rendering.
Then, there is the execution: that is usually a nightmare as any kind of construction project, but not with Green Scene. Their team is amazing, from the admin staff in the office to the guys in the construction field. Lisa and Kinsey, in the office, will help you anytime, always being super friendly, diligent, and patient. Frank, the site manager, is a great guy, super professional, and a real problem solver. You gonna get to know everything is happening, without the headaches of managing or worrying about the problems (because they happen a lot during a construction). It is effortless and transparent to you.
And then, the final result: everything is perfectly finished with an amazing attention to detail and quality. The pool, the spa, the garden, the hardscape, the plants, the lights, every aspect of the project perfectly delivered. And the final photo/video session made us feel like we were on one of those landscape magazine covers.
Do as my next-door neighbor did, after seeing our project he hired Green Scene right away. Now, we both have the best pools and landscapes in the neighborhood.
We strongly recommend Green Scene, Scott, and his fantastic team. You gonna get your dream come true and an outstanding project!!!

Project Photos

Project Photos

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