Nestled in the hills of Southern California this home is view oriented but also creates the feel of a multilevel residence wrapped around a central courtyard of walkways and water. A slight Asian flavor can be found in the slatted entrance gate edged with bamboo, the dark honey mahogany floors, and roof rafter details. But the use of warm, natural materials, stone and slate, make this a contemporary western classic. Water is brought to the edge of the living space, creating a delightful floating effect. The pool and patio area are also enhanced my Marc’s signature use of large sculpted bowls – here filled with fire and greenery.