Scott Cohen says, “This yard in The Oaks of Calabasas is the epitome of outdoor room design. Each area of the yard is designed to accommodate the natural tendency of people to break up into smaller groups. This lot has a sweeping view of the San Fernando Valley beyond. As you enter the front door of the home the view is focused on the rear yard. In the spotlight is an oversized perimeter overflow all-tile spa. Behind the spa two large fire-bowls reflect light over the illusion spa. Matching planters accent the front of the spa wall. A large Baja shelf accommodates this couple’s young family. Anchoring the end of the swimming pool is a shaded pavilion and recessed “Gentlemen’s Lounge” complete with a swim up bar and outdoor kitchen area. Three spillways cast to match the fire-bowls spill into the swimming pool on a water features pump. The side yard has a fireplace book-ended by two large scupper water features, a beverage serve bar and a conversation pit encircling a fire-pit.”
2008: Winner of the Western Pool & Spa Show 30th Annual Design Contest “Best Alternative Surfacing“
2006: Ponds USA and Water Gardens, Summer issue of Signature Pools and Outdoors, and Aqua Magazine
This home is also featured on the HGTV show Get Out, Way Out! which features 11 Green Scene projects from start to finish.