“This Calabasas hills home had a tired old, outdated pool and was owned by the Vice President of the largest Landscape company in the United States.
When the VP of Valleycrest calls on your team to design her own backyard you know it’s your reputation that got you there, but you also know you better deliver!
With a goal to make this the hang-out house for a growing family we added a built-in pool chess table, large outdoor bar and barbeque counter, sheer waterfalls, a Baja shelf, and raised spa.
Poolside hoops is the family favorite game and these kids are great shots! I personally watched this kid make three in a row from across the pool!
Extensive use of Travertine pavers, and a stone raised bond beam created an elegant, resort like feel that Calabasas home-owners desire.”
“I work for the largest commercial landscape company in the country, so I knew when it came time to redesign the backyard in my home that I was looking for a partner that was imaginative, proactive and committed to achieving a high-quality product. Green Scene delivered extraordinary results, a backyard that looks like it belongs in a catalog, a five-star, resort destination just outside my door.
Since wrapping up the yard about one month ago, we’ve entertained groups small and large, adults and children, hosted intimate dinner parties and all-day pool parties. Every person who has seen Green Scene’s work has commented on the magnitude of the transformation from a dated yard into an inviting environment rich with color, class, variety and usable space.
There’s no question that the quality of the workmanship is excellent and I highly recommend Green Scene.
That said, as with any construction project, there were minor hiccups along the way. If I didn’t mention them, I’d be dis-servicing those considering Green Scene and not providing a balanced review. A few things to keep an eye out for: (1) Communications – I can’t emphasize enough the importance of having a strong project manager on the team. Ours started strong and faded considerably along the way. If you can get Scott, the owner, active on your project, you’re in great shape. He is extremely client-focused, proactive and brings forward great ideas. (2) Materials Selection – we weren’t initially impressed with how our PM presented materials to us, bringing only a few options for consideration while not understanding why that approach wasn’t working, as I’m an extremely visual person. It wasn’t until we proactively suggested going to a few showrooms to look at products that real traction was made. And once we began that process, Scott joined us and spent a tremendous amount of time helping us find the right materials that fit our vision. While experiencing these frustrations real-time, they seemed bigger than they do now, given the quality of the final product, yet to disregard them completely also doesn’t feel quite right.
It’s worth also pointing out that since completing the project, Scott has continued to remain available to us, as we have had questions about the yard, or to fix small problems that have arisen. We really appreciate how he stands by his product and strives to ensure our complete satisfaction.
All in all, Green Scene is an honest, hard-working company, clear experts in landscape design-build. You can’t go wrong with them.”