Establishing a horse-friendly property is no tiny feat — particularly when it entails working about fire codes and particular needs exactly where proposed buildings will be sited. Thankfully, the California firm of Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group collaborated closely with the owners’ architect to put collectively a master plan for the house from the ground up. It encompasses a new property, barn, and cabana, as effectively as a new pool and spa, patios, guest property gardens, a riding ring, and pastures. From the major residence, lighted stone methods edged with floral color bridge the gap through a sloping yard in a leisurely path toward outdoor living places that afford beautiful views of the rolling countryside — just beyond the white picket fence — as effectively as a welcome haven to entertain household and close friends.
The heart of the outdoor space is the pool and spa mixture, equipped with up-lighting for starlit nighttime splash parties and cookouts next to the warm stone fireplace. The cabana itself is spacious, constructed in stone to match the main house, and gives space ample for changing and/or shelter from the components when needed. A far more private back patio is a cozy setting of chairs and portable fire pit right here, the ambience is cool, green, and quiet. Terraces of all levels produce their personal privacy “fencing” around the pool and fireplace — a nice touch anytime. All round, the mood is sophisticated and sophisticated, with the feeling of open space, lush greenery, and casual style — an enjoyable haven for both horses and the men and women who love them.