A large rectangular cast concrete fire pit warms bayside evenings. This outdoor area was originally a small sloping lawn. Designers terraced the yard with cast concrete walls and created new seating and outdoor entertaining areas.
Cast-in-place concrete walls support the roof structure of this stunning modern home, and the ceiling curvature brings focus down to the ocean view. Glass walls invite seamless indoor-outdoor living, while the use of a red motorcycle as an interior sculpture offsets the space with a burst of color.
The bar in Bracero Cocina de Raiz is lined with cast concrete tiles designed in a geometric agave pattern. The bar exemplifies the dynamic blend of Southwestern and industrial styles seen throughout the restaurant.
Like the walkways, the dining terrace is also made of Lilac Bluestone. It includes an outdoor kitchen designed to withstand the harsh Vermont winters with Corten steel and a cast concrete countertop. A kitchen garden conveniently borders the space.
To give this warm, woodsy kitchen an energetic mid-century modern vibe, designer Magued Barsoum chose custom-colored cast concrete for the swoop of island countertop. Backsplash tiles in a similar turquoise tone create the perfect backdrop for a collection of richly hued ceramics.
Desert masonry walls, made of native stone imbedded in cast concrete, and the entry gate enclose the new garden on a ranch in west Texas. The overall transformation of the ranch property, by Ten Eyck Landscape Architects, was a 2014 American Society of Landscape Architects award winner.
This Mediterranean outdoor kitchen features a large stainless steel grill and a split-level BBQ counter and L-shaped bar serve bar made of cast concrete imbedded with recycled beer bottle glass. Travertine tile trim framed in Old World vintage tile liners matches the detailing on the adjacent outdoor shower.
A one-of-a-kind cast concrete wall acts as the guest entry way to dining area of the Broken Spanish Restaurant. Sandblasted Brazilian marble floors create depth and add a balanced contrast to the “tin” textured ceiling in the main dining room. Behind, a decorative cinder block wall is adorned with hanging plants in a nod to indoor-outdoor eating.
This family wanted a natural, wilderness-style backyard complete with natural stone fire pit, a spa, a freeform swimming pool and waterfall. Their backyard now looks like a mountain resort, complete with deer grazing on the hill. The multi-level waterfall splits into several spillways as it cascades toward the swimming pool. A cast concrete bridge stamped to look like wood planks crosses over the lap pool. Colorful planting pockets soften the hardscaped areas.