"I want the landscape to have as much importance and value as the house," said Jordan Kaplan, the owner of this house and garden in Los Angeles' Pacific Palisades. Check out the photographs of the house's landscape, designed by KAA Design.
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Just to the west of the formal dining area, a jewel box garden offers a study in textures. The lacy silhouette of the Japanese maple contrasts the sleek bluestone walls, the ragged-edged volcanic schist, and the base of water-tumbled Mexican river pebbles.