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Fireplace contemporary-patio


A refined material palette modernizes this conventional 60′s ranch-home’s yard. Repetition of materials like stone, ipe and concrete combine beautifully to form a bold and contemporary garden.

Layered walls perform double duty as both sculpture and a way to define gathering spaces. Contrasting leaf textures and hues harmonize with the hardscape, and plant masses add their colorful statement to the canvas.

Michele Lee Willson Photography

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March 18, 2013
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This is a gas firepit and typically the flame is kept lower than it is in this photo, so we did not. There are firebricks available that you could use to the line the concrete for a different type of installation.
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January 4, 2012
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I believe it came from Design Within Reach
    Bookmark   January 5, 2012 at 9:28AM
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the floor is what appeals to me about this design. this look could go inside with 'multi-color' 1/2 '''' thick calibrated Brasilian slate tile
    Bookmark   March 28, 2013 at 2:34PM
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September 28, 2011
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This was a custom design and installation
    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 9:17AM
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July 23, 2011
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Niki Papadopoulos
I use Off Mosquito Incense Coils. They seem to work the best, I am really allergic to them and this has been the only thing that works when I sit outdoors.
    Bookmark   July 28, 2011 at 2:05PM
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Fortunately, this project is in the Bay area, and insects are not a huge problem.
    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 9:18AM
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June 20, 2011
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The paving is full range bluestone
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May 18, 2011
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Jean_Ann Balassi
Do you know the wall paint color?
    Bookmark   July 11, 2013 at 3:21PM
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How tall are the walls along the firepit?
    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 7:59PM
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September 27, 2014
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Vanessa Brunner added this to Readers' Choice: The Top 20 Patios of 2011
1. Houzzers loved the casual contemporary look of this outdoor patio. The fireplace is partially surrounded by a built-in bench with added light fixtures, and cold slate tile contrasts with the terra cotta walls.

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Fireplace A refined material palette modernizes this conventional 60′s ranch-home’s yard. Repetition of materials like stone, ipe and concrete combine beautifully to form a bold and contemporary garden. Layered walls perform double duty as both sculpture and a way to define gathering spaces. Contrasting leaf textures and hues harmonize with the hardscape, and plant masses add their colorful statement to the canvas. Michele Lee Willson Photography URL
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