Like a portal, this huge metal arbor transports guests from the backyard and into the owners' gardens. A gravel pathway cuts across the lush green grass and highlights all the native plants and cacti along the way.
This contemporary rooftop deck, which boasts its own herb garden and sweeping views of the lake beyond, serves as a quiet getaway for relaxation or intimate conversation. A factory cart table is a nod to the industrial style that's carried throughout the interior of the home.
Wanting to give their clients room to soak up some sun, the Landform Design Group carved out this little lounge area. Where lush green turf keeps the space soft, two neutral chairs with blue pillows invite the homeowners to sit back and relax.
For this backyard makeover, Jamie Durie had some of the existing plants trimmed back and cared for while new edibles were planted to fill out the orchard. Planter boxes and benches create a hidden enchanted garden.
This ipe deck features a custom powder-coated steel planter and native and drought-resistant perennials and shrubs. Two wooden lounge chairs with light blue cushions sit atop the deck, providing a cozy spot for relaxation.
While the original design leaned heavily on Asian-inspired aesthetics, it was also necessary to integrate some indigenous flowering options for the yard's pollinators. The result is a blend of traditional Asian structure and form, with colorful flowers and shrubs.
A dramatic grade change on the site made the outdoor space non-functional and disjointed, prompting the need for more usable space. Using several terraced levels and a rooftop garden overlooking the ocean, the outdoor space was maximized for use as entertaining and relaxing nodes.