The Getty Villa in Malibu California houses J. Paul Getty's collection of mostly Greek and Roman antiquties from 500 B.C. to 300 B.C. ~ Modeled after the Villa dei Papiri, a first-century Roman country house in Herculaneum, Italy, it was first constructed in the early 1970s by the architectural firm of Langdon and Wilson. ~ The Villa closed in 1997 for renovations and re-opened for visitors May 2006.
Word is, the landscaping details are based on elements from ancient Roman houses in the towns of Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Stabiae. What I can tell you is the water features and gardens are absolutely beautiful!
Later that afternoon, we're at the overlook above Newport Harbor watching boats return from a day at sea; making final notations in their Captain's logs. The red boat is the Harbor police, so hopefully those folks are ship-shape.