High atop the legendary forested Jacks Peak in Monterey, panoramic views extend across the great Carmel Valley and out to sea. Closer to home, the landscape surrounding this private retreat is largely natural, with the introduction of minimal fencing around native plantings. The stone courtyard of this shingled craftsman-meets-cabin bungalow protected by see-through deer fencing, is planted with colorful perennials and native foliage, plus a Japanese maple against the house. The stone patio gives way to a waterfall, which spills into a stream that deposits into a pond, creating the creek sounds of summers in the woods. Stone paths framed by creeping groundcover wander out to the garages and the barn. A hand-wrought iron rail adds interest and structure to the stairs and landings leading to the front door.