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Geometric Walkway Contrasts Old World Home
Large stone pavers spaced throughout the grassy backyard create a contemporary, geometric walkway. Stacked stone archways lend an Old World feel to the home and line the covered patio. Ivy-covered columns and elegant landscaping add to the traditional atmosphere of the outdoor space.
Though it's located on one of the best streets in La Jolla, Calif., the back of this home was once overrun with myoporum and acacias that blocked views of the canyon and ocean. To help reclaim the rear garden, the Torrey Pines Landscape Company cleared away the plants and added a modern living and entertaining space beneath the pergola.
Landscape designers for this backyard paid careful attention to the plants' texture and size. Thin, narrow bamboo is used as a privacy screen, as well as an existing cherry tree. Succulents and perennials bring in color.
Smart landscaping turns this backyard into an outdoor retreat for the homeowners. Carefully chosen and arranged plants add ambiance, while nearby patio chairs offer a perfect spot for lounging poolside.
Landscape lighting illuminates this beautifully landscaped backyard at night. A rectangular fire pit adds extra light, as well as warmth and ambiance. Numerous lounge chairs offer diverse vantage points for enjoying this backyard retreat.
Landscaping hugs the curves of the deck and creates a living frame with greenery just off the dining area. Using layers of plants in the landscaping and gives the space a lush, textured feel of an outdoor oasis.
Behind the large, rectangular pool, a fire pit and chairs provide a tucked-away spot for chilling out -- and maybe roasting marshmallows! The area is surrounded by a low stone wall, and just beyond a brick wall around the pool is a lovely addition to more rustic and large stone masonry. Shrubs, plants and a lush lawn complete this outdoor living space.