This cool glass wall home in the Hollywood Hills by architect John Lautner blends beautifully into its surroundings. This stunning natural home design, encircled in lush landscape with a dazzling view in the distance, invites the outdoors in.
For all the drama they add to a landscape, hillsides present their own set of problems. Here's how to cope with a steep learning curve. In Robin Benson's garden in the Hollywood Hills, purple hop bush and silver echium climb a hill, their colors echoing the succulents and shrubs that have been planted below to soften the hard lines of a poolside retaining wall.