Nestled in between Scottsdale and Paradise Valley the recent renovation of this winter patio home built in the late 1970’s provides an opportunity for genuine indoor/outdoor living. The landscape architect worked closely with the client to create a hardscape and landscape design that needed to captured outdoor winter living, as well as a singular view of Camelback Mountain. The design complements the recently renovated interior/exterior architecture and the bold sculptural vegetation enhances the strong architectural forms of the house as well as the minimal hardscape. The two distinct garden areas were designed so the client could find solitude in his garden, as well as entertain friends and family. The main garden has a large reflective lap pool as the focal point in the space, flanked on each end with outdoor entertainment spaces. The west garden is a solitude/contemplation garden which has a minimal feel with a small turf area with fragrant citrus trees aligning the edge for screening as well as juicing. In addition, universal design was incorporated into the hardscape and landscape allowing easy access in and out of the house for the client.