A secluded lot, city-light views, and a gutsy architectural renovation were the setting for this artful hillside garden.

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Floating out into the canopy of a large native Oak, the "bridge to somewhere" affords unexpected view of the hillside garden which falls away from the house. Photo  of Pasadena Hillside modern homeView Photos

Floating out into the canopy of a large native Oak, the "bridge to somewhere" affords unexpected view of the hillside garden which falls away from the house.

Projecting over the top of the existing slope, the lap pool and spa add valuable real estate to the shallow upper terrace adjacent to the home. Photo 2 of Pasadena Hillside modern homeView Photos

Projecting over the top of the existing slope, the lap pool and spa add valuable real estate to the shallow upper terrace adjacent to the home.

Ann Sacks glass tile forms the infinity edge of the spa. Photo 3 of Pasadena Hillside modern homeView Photos

Ann Sacks glass tile forms the infinity edge of the spa.

An Ipe wood deck with a custom resin and steel bench frame the dining area in a quiet corner of the garden. Photo 4 of Pasadena Hillside modern homeView Photos

An Ipe wood deck with a custom resin and steel bench frame the dining area in a quiet corner of the garden.

A sculptural concrete garage folds into the garden. Photo 5 of Pasadena Hillside modern homeView Photos

A sculptural concrete garage folds into the garden.

In a glassy courtyard at the heart of the house, the orchid-like flower of the adjacent Silk Floss tree found it's way, in abstract form, into the  concrete seatwall/fountain. Photo 6 of Pasadena Hillside modern homeView Photos

In a glassy courtyard at the heart of the house, the orchid-like flower of the adjacent Silk Floss tree found it's way, in abstract form, into the concrete seatwall/fountain.

Bold massed plantings in the courtyard. Photo 7 of Pasadena Hillside modern homeView Photos

Bold massed plantings in the courtyard.

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