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Firepit and pool rustic-landscape

Firepit and pool

The design collaboration of the entire team, Client, Architect, Landscape Architect, Interior, Structural, and Builder from start to finish on this project, paid off for this Carmel Homestead. Materials, colors and textures flow between the interior and exterior, creating a seamless transition from inside to outdoor living.

Architect: Carlson Design Group

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August 4, 2012
candyapplered wrote:
What landscaping material is used beyond the stone pathway where the chairs are? - Is it messy around the pool re:upkeep and sweeping?
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Stone paving is used at the pool terrace - not messy at all and the firepit area is decomposed granite.
    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 9:33AM
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May 3, 2011
breasinger wrote:
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It's a firebowl - and the stones appear to be black lava rocks
    Bookmark   May 3, 2011 at 9:59AM
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We used an old sugar kettle for the firepit and the rocks are lava stones. If you are building a firepit, be sure to use stones that are approved for firepits.
    Bookmark   June 18, 2012 at 9:20AM
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Lily Gahagan added this to 16 Fire Pits to Fit Into Your Landscape
When the sun starts to set, move from poolside to a nearby fire and get dry and toasty in no time.
Becky Harris added this to Ornamental Grasses in the Landscape
The built part of this landscape is nestled into a beautiful meadow of undulating grasses and wildflowers.

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DG, stone path, planters
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January 19, 2015
check out the fire pit
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January 18, 2015
At one with nature, perfectly blended
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just the pool and decking
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Don't like
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stone planters idea of what it might look like
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rustic pool setting and firepit
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Fire pit
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December 27, 2014
like the stone mount
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December 27, 2014
Wild escape
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December 21, 2014
blends into landscape. looks natural. Like the crush and run patio.
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December 13, 2014
Pool fire pit furniture
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December 5, 2014
The way the firepit area connects the two spaces** Like space connectivity - HJK**
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pretty yellow flowers! put in field
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Natural landscapes would include a lot of mediterranean climate grasses. Yes.
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i like the general feel of this
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October 19, 2014
Natural landscape fire pit with DG base and flagstone walkway
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We used an old sugar kettle for the firepit and the rocks are lava stones. If you are building a firepit, be sure to use stones that are approved for firepits.
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Meadow in the background patio area for wedding. Limited water needed
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outdoor pergola & firepit
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No lawn
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Crushed granite
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August 15, 2014
fire pit - boleh buat dari kerek telaga. Isi tanah & arang, latekkan jaring., untuk guna bakar BBQ pulok!
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great Meadow look
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Material on the ground around the fire pit is decomposed granite.
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Landscaping for the new house. Great ideas
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ield of grasses
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no grass
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Nice surface transitions - from plants to manmade to crusher dust. (Crusher dust is an EXCELLENT surface for a firepit area!)
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Fire pit area
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Kind of like this with a slightly bigger base with a ledge
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Patio formed in side of natural grass hill
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Landscaping grass
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like how yard melts into countryside
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Love the warm color of the stone around the pool and the grasses
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Great natural look
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raised bed not level
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Fire pit
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Fire bowl, decomposed granite, drought tolerant
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Patio deck and crushed granite
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Another no mow look
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Firepit and Pook
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i want to live here!
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to be cheap
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Sugar kettle fire pit
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Prairie grass
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barn seating area into hill. Not pool
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Fire pit
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color pallette
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fire pit stand
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native planting
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The vegetation
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This is prolly how our lot will look...more natural until we can afford other ways to landscape?
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Outdoor fire
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Firepit like this off our deck
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natural landscape
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meadow in background
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Prairie pool
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Fire Pit
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Stepping stones
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Looks like I envision our back yard and pool
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Keep it natural near fort
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Espace piscine 2
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bowl, with rocks underneath
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fire pit
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the grassy meadow in the back
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This space feels natural. The pool is manmade, but transitions well to the firepit area, which feels like it could be part of a campground. Pretty but not overdone.
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pool in pasture idea
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Outside area
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nice landscape
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Is this paradise?
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feather grass
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