Four years ago, musician Nate Mendel bought a house in the Los Angeles hills surrounded by a scrappy lawn and a few big trees. It sat wide open to the street, and an energy-guzzling swimming pool swallowed must of its half-acre lot. But the 5,000-square-foot house itself was a gem, a low-slung ranch built in 1953 and untouched since. While its restorative mountain and valley views were already in place, the garden needed major help.
In this photo gallery, view the results of this home's "garden makeover," designed by landscape architect Mark Tessier.
For more about this house and garden, read the full story, "Harmony House."