Landscape architect Steve Martino tried to exploit every opportunity he could find to make this sculpture garden an extension to the house. This small land-locked garden in Arizona had been separated into two levels by two sets of stairs and dominated by boulder retaining walls. Now, features such as a water channel create a visual axis from the entry door to the prized Kaneko ceramic sculpture.
Following the side entry to the backyard leads guests along a narrow segmented path, at the end of which stands a bright orange sculpture. Thanks to its warm hue, the piece commands attention against the garden wall and doubles as a pretty planter.
This outdoor kitchen takes an afternoon of grilling to a whole new luxurious level. In addition to the stainless steel grill, there are also two cooktops. Wood panels are a pretty finish for the kitchen's cabinets and drawers.
The kitchenette is a combination of high gloss white and gray cabinets, white countertop, chrome pulls and faucet, stainless steel fridge and walnut soffit for warmth. The recessed can lights have a dark bronze trim to disappear into the ceiling.
Look carefully and see how decorative ironwork layers the yard, creating a cool visual contrast to all the plants and fresh flowers. With sundials and more, this outdoor space has no shortage of interesting artwork.
The studio's ducts and copper pipes exposed to save on budget and a new concrete floor was poured on top of the old floor. New 1" LED lights were added to the front of the meeting lounge space. White paint brightened up the original brick walls and complemented new walls for the bathroom, kitchenette and storage area.