A steel-and-cedar pergola was constructed as a shady respite in the back of the yard, and a dining table added for outdoor entertaining. Nearby, a fountain made from an oversized planter bowl makes meditative background music.
The fountain in the middle of the patio serves as a focal point for all of the separate outdoor living and dining areas and is visible from multiple rooms inside the home. The sound of running water creates a soothing white noise. A cedar wall trellis fills a blank wall in between banks of windows and doors.
This ranch home combines a variety of building materials to create an adorable cottage look. The brick siding, cedar shakes, slate patio tiles and stone planters mix beautifully with the swirled topiaries, pine-needle mulch and flowering window boxes.
This roof deck features a wide range of outdoor spaces, from secluded sitting areas to large, open flex areas. Cedar-wrapped planters and posts do double duty, camouflaging pipes and vents and gracefully dividing up the roof.