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Charles Allem Bel Air Modern modern-exterior

Charles Allem Bel Air Modern


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May 9, 2011
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Hey @burton21, the author might be able to answer this a bit more specifically, but my guess is that there's some kind of gutter/drainage area to the left of this area. Unless you're putting a lot of water into this section, most of it will probably seep into the ground underneath anyways.
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Love the way this outdoor space uses crisp geometry with outdoor textures like grass. It's got an Alice In Wonderland vibe going on.
Kit Pollard added this to Building an Outdoor Room
I love this neat, simple structure - it provides just the right amount of shelter and its minimal style is a great match for the cool checkerboard yard.
Checks outside! Grass and concrete make for a winning pair here. Browse 100,000+ more home design photos
I couldn't talk about positive-negative spaces without showing you at least one checkerboard. It's a favorite design theme, and here it is quite successful. Imagine this veranda planted with only grass or paved with only concrete. Neither solution would be as effective as this one, where a functional walkway becomes a work of art. Another reason this design works so well is that the bold squares are in proportion to the architecture. There's nothing tiny here.

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Rich's for the Home added this to Indoor-Outdoor Design
February 16, 2015
This contemporary outdoor space uses crisp geometry with outdoor textures like grass. It's got an Alice In Wonderland vibe going on.
jkleinpeter added this to Landscape Ideas
February 4, 2015
Grid pattern. House wall texture. Tall hedge surround. Gray and white palette.
tubtimgirl added this to nichada
November 30, 2014
roombox extension nicksroom
M3 Staging & Decoration added this to mami2's Ideas
November 26, 2014
Checker board
Djs.Shaffer Shaffer added this to Exterior Ideas
September 27, 2014
grass and cement
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August 21, 2014
Elements: Texture
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June 27, 2014
Lawn & pavers
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June 17, 2014
like the checker pattern
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April 13, 2014
Grass blocks
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April 7, 2014
I love the details!
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March 2, 2014
Checked design layout
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February 21, 2014
Crisscrossed paved area
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Concrete/grass checked flooring
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December 2, 2013
The overall outlook.
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November 13, 2013
suzanneandre added this to Exterior Ideas
November 12, 2013
Sav - I like the checkerboard of grass and pavement.
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October 23, 2013
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October 22, 2013
Aguitektura, LLC added this to taguila's ideas
October 17, 2013
This checkered pattern works well here and it provides a balanced atmosphere to this area since the space is not large.
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September 11, 2013
Mega Idea
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August 29, 2013
the concrete and grass combo is hot
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August 28, 2013
compound walk way a must
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Alternating pavers and gc.
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Rear yard patio
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July 28, 2013
grass checker
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July 28, 2013
Exploring ideas for some grass (for dog)
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July 21, 2013
grass and concrete
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June 22, 2013
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June 12, 2013
Checkerboard of grass and concrete
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Cement with grass.
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June 8, 2013
CHeckerboard concrete??
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May 29, 2013
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Fake turf
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Checquered- grass & slab
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landscape, driveway
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Chess patio
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March 24, 2013
grid pattern
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March 24, 2013
Checkerboard grass
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March 22, 2013
here is checker board pattern....but a random pattern with an occasional square of grass....carrying the theme of the sculptural wall
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Grass Andy blocks
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February 25, 2013
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February 22, 2013
LOVE the driveway
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February 18, 2013
LOVE checkerboard
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February 12, 2013
Back Yard - Checkerboard
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making a garden retro
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palmentas y pasto importante look para un jardín moderno
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January 10, 2013
Interesting paver / landscape idea for the North garden area...
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I wonder what it would be like to mow this lawn?
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checks in yard
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Concrete and grass
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Maybe for a modern look
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November 7, 2012
green check floors
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Simple Modern
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For front patio
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great for the garden as a chess board
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love the clean lines and the playful use of texture and contrast
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carport canopy
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The pattern in the ground and wall create grid form for its geometric pattern.
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pattern of landscape
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Another garden grid.
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Minimalist gdn
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green floor
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geometric design
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alternate grass squares with pavers
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stone and grass
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pool deck
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Chess board
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Like the floor
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pastelones y maceteros
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This is the idea we had, by adding a patch or two of grass, to match the shape of adjacent stepping stone(s)
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the path and porch
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grass treatment
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Pachino about pool
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Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland
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Artificial grass pattern
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outdoor room
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Can i afford this?!
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Grass and cement
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Grid grid
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side plant
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Checkered pattern of grass and concrete
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May 1, 2012
Good outdoor space idea
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clean design
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April 30, 2012
concrete squares
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April 30, 2012
grass and paves
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April 29, 2012
the walkway
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April 29, 2012
back hill idea
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April 29, 2012
I couldn't talk about positive-negative spaces without showing you at least one checkerboard. It's a favorite design theme, and here it is quite successful.
Kim Sutton added this to kim_sutton's ideas
April 29, 2012
for Emily
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April 29, 2012
Grass pavers
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April 29, 2012
love the grass squares
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garden design
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composition & elegance
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April 26, 2012
big patches
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April 26, 2012
Checkerboard floor. Love it
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April 25, 2012
cuadricula de cesped y palmeta
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Patio blocks
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grid base
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Losas en el jardín
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our back yard
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Grass and pacers
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April 8, 2012
checker board
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sidewalk idea
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Chequered yard
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jardin entrada
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really like the geometric shapes - doofus says hard to maintain - still really like it!
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March 26, 2012
walkway next to studio
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March 26, 2012
Cool lawn patio
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March 25, 2012
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Artificial grass that looks like this
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Chequered paving
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great front or rear lawn idea
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February 25, 2012
Lateral casa
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Cute down side of house
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Back yard, but use artificial grass
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like the grid
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Me gusta
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fun to see
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December 14, 2011
Great geometry for visual interest and an excellent way to handle storm water.
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Idéia para o piso da área externa
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roof garden on first floor
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Idea for landscape
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pretty driveway
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September 22, 2011
lovely for the pathways around the house
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Geometric Lawn design
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charles allem-bel Air
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Check game
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Steel checkerboard
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July 24, 2011
the chessboard grass....!!
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like symmetry - like green grass against light gray concrete
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very nice
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Grid of grass
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like the land scaping
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White and grass squares
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Openness, lines
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