The goals for this project were clear: Create room for a pool and open the house to the view. We demolished a 1980’s casita to enlarge the outdoor space, creating unimpeded views to the pool from the living room in the process. The design melds the Spanish style home with the clients’ desire for a naturalistic retreat for their family. Malibu Hispano-Moresque tiles on the firepit and the barbecue tie into the Spanish style home, which had a second story added in the 80’s. Gentle waterfalls mask nearby traffic sounds and dense planting adds privacy. Large granite boulders are the perfect jumping rocks in the deep end.