Two gardens – one hardscaped with desert plants, the other lush and semi–tropical, lie to either side of an ’aqueduct fountain’ which circulates the pool water. The rippling water which travels over the ’river–bed’ stones creates a soothing natural sound, which adds another sensory experience to the two gardens, pool and surrounding trellised areas. The driveway was designed to be multi–functioning – as a means of driving to⁄from the garage as well as a landscape garden (see circular planters), and a trellis–defined gathering area adjacent the pool. The garden’s landscape and hardscape areas are precisely designed to relate and align with the home’s existing entry–exit areas – in order to maintain and improve an uninterrupted inside–outside flow. The underlying concept for this project is based on a narrative regarding California’s diverse landscapes and their various relations to bodies of water – both moving and still.