This contemporary home occupies a site above Aptos with expansive views of the Monterey Bay. The landscape plan placed amenities and paths to preserve views and accommodate outdoor living on a steep and dramatic site. From the street, custom designed stainless steel gates open onto a long drive into the site. The pedestrian route to the house begins with its own gate, and a path through a fruiting Olive grove to the front door. Upon entering the house, views of a fountain unfold with Monterey Bay as a backdrop. A spa courtyard flanks the master bedroom wing. An outdoor kitchen with pizza oven is conveniently located adjacent to the interior kitchen. The terrace expands the use of the outdoors along the entire oceanfront side of the house, and is defined on one edge by a bocce court. The hillsides and surrounding beds are planted with a low maintenance palette of groundcover, perennials shrubs and trees.

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Modern home with Outdoor, Front Yard, Grass, Shrubs, Trees, Hardscapes, Gardens, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Stone Patio, Porch, Deck, and Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck. Courtyard leading to the front door Photo  of Hideaway ViewView Photos

Courtyard leading to the front door

Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Grass, Shrubs, Trees, Hardscapes, Gardens, and Walkways. Entry landing Photo 2 of Hideaway ViewView Photos

Entry landing

Modern home with Outdoor, Shrubs, Trees, Hardscapes, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, and Front Yard. A welcoming arrival with custom stainless steel gates Photo 3 of Hideaway ViewView Photos

A welcoming arrival with custom stainless steel gates

Modern home with Outdoor, Hardscapes, Back Yard, Walkways, and Stone Patio, Porch, Deck. The main terrace is defined on one edge by a bocce court Photo 4 of Hideaway ViewView Photos

The main terrace is defined on one edge by a bocce court

Modern home with Outdoor. A fountain was placed on axis with the front door Photo 5 of Hideaway ViewView Photos

A fountain was placed on axis with the front door

Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Trees, Hardscapes, and Stone Patio, Porch, Deck. An outdoor kitchen with pizza oven is conveniently located adjacent to the interior kitchen Photo 6 of Hideaway ViewView Photos

An outdoor kitchen with pizza oven is conveniently located adjacent to the interior kitchen

Modern home with Outdoor, Hardscapes, Shrubs, Back Yard, and Trees. Lavender enhances the terrace and bocce court Photo 7 of Hideaway ViewView Photos

Lavender enhances the terrace and bocce court

Modern home with Outdoor, Front Yard, Trees, Shrubs, Grass, Hardscapes, Stone Patio, Porch, Deck, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, and Landscape Lighting. Entry courtyard at twilight Photo 8 of Hideaway ViewView Photos

Entry courtyard at twilight

Architect
  • Gary Garmann Architect
Landscape Design
Builder
  • Jon Badeaux Construction
  • Farwest Landscape
Photographer
  • Barbara Boissevain, RTD

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