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Eichler Remodel midcentury-living-room

Eichler Remodel

Indoor courtyard extends Living Room and is wrapped by shoji and glass screens bringing in natural light and opening up the surrounding rooms to the outdoors year–round. 12' custom painting inside.

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January 27, 2013
Megan Wallis wrote:
What is the ground cover plant?
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This is an awesome idea and beautiful. How did you waterproof the area to prevent moister from entering the surrounding area and also drown excess water from watering the plants?
    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 2:33AM
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The courtyard is without a foundation with the house raised around it. We used drip irrigation to water the plants which controls the flow.
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