beam me here

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Actor Zachary Quinto, probably best known for playing the young Spock in the JJ Abrams’ Star Trek movies, on the evidence of his garden, seems to be a well-grounded young man. It’s not very often that a house for sale comes with a garden that I could see myself puttering in, a garden without irreversible mistakes or in need of buckets of sweat equity. Good bones is the cliche I’m trying but failing to avoid. The hardscape looks easy to care for, the angles are sharp and clean, with abundant retaining walls for seating or containers. Some areas look sunny enough for potted agaves but with mature shade trees for cooling sitting areas and, just as importantly, shading the house. And no surprise that privacy screening looks to be thoroughly handled and in move-in shape, ready for morning coffee. The roofline’s deep overhangs will also help soften the blast from the heat. Personally, I’d like a little more ground to play with, but I could be arm-twisted into downsizing. I’d keep the dining table and the Acapulco chairs too. From The Los Angeles Times.

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7 Responses to beam me here

  1. Peter/Outlaw says:

    I approve wholeheartedly and you’ve had that 1.165 million burning a hole in your pocket for some time now!

  2. Alison says:

    What a great California garden — colorful, stylish and comfortable! I’d like Scotty to beam me there too.

  3. Sold! (if only I could…) This is one of the rare gardens of a star that’s actually tasteful and interesting. His Acapulco chairs are unique, and my favorites of that style, so far. Great spaces, hardscape, and plants of course!

    I best get back to work…homes like this don’t come for free.

  4. Kris P says:

    Love the mature trees – and the view doesn’t look bad either.

  5. Denise says:

    @M&G, it’d be a nice second home for you!
    @Peter, you could winter your agave collection here — I’d keep an eye on them for you 😉
    @Kris, it really ticks all the boxes, a move-in quality garden.

  6. hb says:

    I love the tufted green leather rocker in the living room. Cute little house.

  7. Pam/Digging says:

    With that view and that garden, I’d live outside. I wonder if they’d just sell that portion. Forget the house.

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