Nestled within the bucolic setting of the verdant mid-Carmel Valley, this expansive garden wanders around the property like a natural extension of the landscape. River rocks frame and spill onto gravel paths reminiscent of a riverbed, through deer- and drought-resistant native plants across the open front garden. Behind the home, stone steps create a terraced garden, which features a fenced-in vegetable garden within raised beds. It also hosts a wide expanse of lush lawn for soccer scrimmages, a spa terrace and patio with circular fire pit framed by a half-round heated-seat bench. Human intrusion in this natural setting appears organic and optimal.