A circular seating area reflects the garden's lower level design. The designer embraced the cement walls and added polished concrete planters. The bluestone paved area and the long cement planter are in permanent shade, so the planting consists of plants that can grow in the shade environment. The area by the grass is super sunny and required plants that thrive in those conditions.
The garden is 22 feet below street level and looked like a massive bunker because of cement walls. The designers did not cover or paint the cement walls and added polished concrete planters to refine the outdoor space. Semi-evergreen bamboo and English Ivy cover some of the space.
A polished concrete platform both smooths out the grass and gives the owners room for an outdoor kitchen. Where the first island features a stainless grill and mini fridge, the second includes seats for visitors.
Polished concrete planters add refinement to the urban garden, which already had a massive concrete wall. The designer used Chinese and American wisteria, English ivy and climbing hydrangeas in the outdoor space.
In this backyard, the stacked stone fire pit is surrounded by a polished concrete patio and beautiful landscaping. The raised seating area creates a distinct outdoor space separate from the rest of the yard.
The large bar in this contemporary cafe boasts three functional sides, each with a specific purpose. Two sides offer ample countertop space and barstool seating for patrons who want to dine in; the other side houses a refrigerated display case and registers for checkout. Polished concrete floors add an industrial vibe to the trendy juice bar.
Mid Century Modern Masterpiece was featured by At Home Magazine, House of the year. Restoring the original architecture and unveiling style and sophistication. Main conversation and living area, comfortable and stylish with many seating options to sit by the fire. Polished concrete floors and clean white walls allow the architecture and custom furnishings to stand alone.
At Home Magazine featured this Mid Century Modern masterpiece as house of the year. Restoring the original architecture and unveiling style and sophistication in the main living area created comfortable and stylish seating options to sit by the fire. Polished concrete floors and clean white walls allow the architecture and custom furnishings to stand-alone.
Walls were removed to open the basement space and add light. Polished concrete floors add texture and depth, while custom Alder cabinetry and a built-in bar create a dramatic backdrop. A cozy seating area surrounds a brick fireplace, completing the urban design.
Concrete tiles act as stepping stones leading down the side of this home into the backyard. Mulched planters create garden-like spaces in the landscaping. A rock and wood retaining wall features built-in bench seating at the bottom, softened with green and turquoise throw pillows.