The garden that surrounds the rustic home and its cottages is a riot of colour: fuchsia, magenta, hot pink and burgundy prevail, with splashes of white, sunny yellow and vibrant orange. The leafy green foliage that seems to envelop it creates its own resplendent and enviable sanctuary on top of a hill in California’s Santa Monica, with a glorious vista beyond it.

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