Scot Eckley Inc
Landscape Architects & Designers
Alfresco Living contemporary-patio

Alfresco Living


This photo has 7 questions

shenemer wrote:
who is the manufacturer of the fireplace
   Comment   August 28, 2012
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Scot Eckley Inc
The fireplace is from Majestic. Website:
September 7, 2012 at 10:26am     
Sign Up to comment
dignam5 wrote:
how well do the vines tolerate the heat from the fireplace and if they do well here, what are they?
   Comment   January 6, 2012
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Scot Eckley Inc
The vine is Boston Ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata). When it wanders over the fire place, it gets crispy, so I just prune it to keep if from growing into that space. The fire place is gas.
January 6, 2012 at 9:32am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
thank you... looking for flowering options for climbers in and around a fireplace that is recessed into a very sunny wall...
January 6, 2012 at 10:52am   
Sign Up to comment
domboitano wrote:
Nice work Scot. What is the stone used for the hardscape?
   Comment   June 1, 2014
freepics2 wrote:
Where did you buy the outdoor furniture?
   Comment   January 8, 2014
tacrit wrote:
Do the seating cushions get moldy with the rain?
   Comment   October 18, 2012
Alida Blair Design wrote:
Does the fireplace vent in the front?
   Comment   August 15, 2012
Jacqueline Dexter_Walker wrote:
What did you use for the decking?
   Comment   August 9, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Frank Organ added this to Climbing Plants Suit Small Gardens
Soften Imposing HardscapesThe boundaries of small, enclosed spaces can be overpowering, and through the use of plants we can soften and even decorate garden walls in the same way we use wallpaper in our homes. Here, evergreen ivy covers the wall and surrounds the outdoor fireplace, but is kept carefully under control. Create an even more decorative use of ivy by planting different varieties together, allowing them to grow and interweave for a kaleidoscope of colors.
Imagine this outdoor living room with different furniture — maybe white wicker. It would feel lost in this beautiful environment. Instead, this furniture is bold and confident. Substantial in size, the teak sofa and armchairs relate beautifully to the other features of this outdoor room, including the oversize bluestone pavers and fireplace wall. The furniture is also scaled comfortably for the exterior setting, where large conifers loom overhead.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

carly_rhea added this to carly_rhea's ideas
reywood added this to reywood's Ideas
July 20, 2014
Kathy Bryan added this to Kathy Bryan's Ideas
July 19, 2014
So cosy
grammyrose100 added this to grammyrose100's Ideas
July 15, 2014
The Boston Ivy. Maybe try this on my backyard wall.
Marcos Geyser Candelier Mateo added this to marcosgeyser_candeliermateo's ideas
July 13, 2014
piso de terraza abierta
jennbrower added this to backyard ideas
July 13, 2014
plantguyrama added this to plantguyrama's ideas
July 11, 2014
Julia Yamasaki-Wilson added this to Julia Yamasaki-Wilson's Ideas
July 10, 2014
The green back yard private
billheaden added this to billheaden's Ideas
July 6, 2014
skhornig added this to Landscape Ideas
July 6, 2014
back fence privacy with plantings
kamtrak added this to kamtrak's Ideas
July 6, 2014
Juan Pablo Sosa Vaca added this to Juan Pablo Sosa Vaca's Ideas
July 6, 2014
Area de estar !
afdesigns added this to Landscaping
July 5, 2014
Outdoor room
frankmatas added this to Deck Fire Places & Fire Tables
July 5, 2014
Like the smooth concrete around fire place
Diana Loze added this to Diana Loze's Ideas
July 3, 2014
I like the stone pattern and the coziness
tobhiyah added this to 58 Burlington Yard Colour ideas
July 2, 2014
Creeper on wall next to fire place
idalieadams added this to idalieadams's Ideas
July 1, 2014
Outside fireplace in wall
staceymcote added this to staceymcote's Ideas
June 29, 2014
patio pavers
docpat1 added this to docpat1's Ideas
June 25, 2014
Patio rock look
bicci added this to Outdoor Space For JB
June 24, 2014
Love this !! Forget the fancy planters, flowers ..a couple of comfy outdoor chairs...some concrete slabs and a fireplace!!! YES!!!!
merracquel flores added this to merracquel's Ideas
June 23, 2014
Wall plant for backyard
racquelolea added this to racquelolea's Ideas
June 23, 2014
emmallewellyn added this to emmallewellyn's Ideas
June 22, 2014
Outdoor fire
imifflin added this to imifflin's ideas
June 14, 2014
andrew72 added this to andrew72's ideas
June 14, 2014
mmichellegreen added this to mmichellegreen's Ideas
June 14, 2014
Outdoor lounge
claudiadaggett added this to outdoor balcony
June 13, 2014
Ivy on the west wall?
rivas added this to rivas's Favorites
June 11, 2014
Ivy near fireplace
210lakeview added this to Gardens
June 10, 2014
furhats added this to yard
June 9, 2014
zorrozoo added this to zorrozoo's Ideas
June 8, 2014
Cindy Steinman added this to Camino De Los Ranchos
June 8, 2014
view from master bedroom
cosima02 added this to cosima02's Ideas
June 6, 2014
Stones with no grout
nkatz936 added this to Back Yard
June 6, 2014
Grass between big pavers
bhaynes added this to bhaynes's ideas
June 6, 2014
outdoor fireplace idea
toniricker added this to toniricker's Ideas
June 4, 2014
sokolski added this to outdoor wall
June 4, 2014
Amy Zachery-Marks added this to webuser_56774293's ideas
June 1, 2014
quiet romantic evening
lilaosman added this to lilaosman's Ideas
June 1, 2014
freddyonia added this to FMG's house
May 29, 2014
Back yard idea
suehertneck added this to suehertneck's Ideas
May 29, 2014
Private, peaceful and comfortable ...
midwifepatricia added this to garden wall
May 28, 2014
the fireplace
christoxviii added this to taras
May 27, 2014
192500 added this to 192500's Ideas
May 25, 2014
bethlaceylca added this to bethlaceylca's ideas
May 21, 2014
grandmajudy10 added this to Judy's Ideabook
May 21, 2014
just. Wow.
Linda Nelson added this to linda_nelson's ideas
May 21, 2014
jdash5 added this to jdash5's ideas
May 20, 2014
the ivy, stone tile
dnantz added this to outdoor spaces
May 16, 2014
Love all the Green
frymesome added this to outside
May 16, 2014
privacy with fireplace?
methomas added this to methomas's ideas
May 15, 2014
Majestic Majestic fireplace
shawnquintal added this to cour arrière
May 13, 2014
Ligne de vert
luckydb2003 added this to Patio
May 13, 2014
chrislittle25 added this to chrislittle25's Ideas
May 13, 2014
Nice private patio
Tom Bui added this to New Patio Ideas
May 11, 2014
the floor
La Mirada Interiors added this to lamirada375's Ideas
May 6, 2014
Privacy wall
luisasarmiento added this to luisasarmiento's Ideas
May 5, 2014
karamcalister added this to patio furniture
May 4, 2014
My Santa Monica collection
lorettareidy added this to lorettareidy's ideas
May 4, 2014
The fireplace.
mikeandmargaret added this to mikeandmargaret's Ideas
May 4, 2014
Outdoor room
kaykeey added this to Landscape
May 3, 2014
Evergreen ivy
28metcalfe added this to 28metcalfe's Ideas
May 3, 2014
Stone pattern Climbing plants
poyntless51 added this to Exterior patios and gardens
May 1, 2014
Fireplace in backyard Lena Grove
tgjulian added this to tgjulian's ideas
April 29, 2014
Concrete blocks
872551mjs57 added this to 872551mjs57's Ideas
April 29, 2014
Outside small
jnsproperty added this to Garden
April 27, 2014
Climbing plants, cement slabs and lounge
kevwilso added this to kevwilso's Ideas
April 26, 2014
Teak outdoor
robinellaaria added this to Garden
April 26, 2014
more vertical green privacy
grizzlysnuff added this to backyard
April 24, 2014
I can build this furniture
TS Paul Design Inc added this to O'Neal
April 24, 2014
Flagstone layout
barbaraeryan added this to Decor
April 24, 2014
Teak furniture
chezzaduff added this to chezzaduff's Ideas
April 24, 2014
I love the use of Ivy to soften the space and add a glossy rich texture to the planting.
astra1 added this to Patio & Fire Features
April 24, 2014
Simple Recessed FP
jesskg added this to jesskg's Ideas
April 23, 2014
Private outdoor space
kitty78m added this to kitty78m's Ideas
April 23, 2014
124ave added this to 124ave's Ideas
April 22, 2014
marvillaus added this to marvillaus's Ideas
April 22, 2014
sgbertasi added this to stone patio
April 22, 2014
different fireplace look
Alyssa Pettersen added this to alyssa_pettersen's Ideas
April 20, 2014
Awesome outdoor area
suebeechan11 added this to Backyard Putting Greens
April 18, 2014
Kerrie Hughes added this to kerrie_hughes's Ideas
April 18, 2014
Fireplace with raised built in seating
anka_19 added this to anka_19's Ideas
April 17, 2014
angelds added this to outdoor patio seating
April 16, 2014
private green, seat
zkenworthy added this to zkenworthy's Ideas
April 16, 2014
shellyalbrecht added this to shellyalbrecht's Ideas
April 15, 2014
Michael Lambert added this to michael_lambert8584128's ideas
April 15, 2014
susanar75 added this to Patio
April 15, 2014
Con chimenea
stoolan added this to stoolan's ideas
April 14, 2014
Liz Johnson added this to liz_johnson6970938's Ideas
April 14, 2014
Outdoor fireplace
stevelyndavis added this to stevelyndavis's Ideas
April 13, 2014
For backyard Reno.
jdy7 added this to jdy7's Ideas
April 11, 2014
Margaret and Jason Totty added this to Exterior Ideas
April 11, 2014
bluestone pavers
spgreeley added this to spgreeley's Ideas
April 10, 2014
Backyard patio
Leigh Simmons added this to Garden& Patio
April 10, 2014
Outdoor fireplace
scubajan added this to Belcher
April 9, 2014
lookingforinspiration08 added this to lookingforinspiration08's Ideas
April 9, 2014
Love this idea
marianagza added this to marianagza's Ideas
April 7, 2014
raeganl added this to back yard
April 6, 2014
Robb Thompson added this to SEA House Ideas
April 6, 2014
Love this outdoor fireplace idea for a Seattle home. A connected dinning area would be brilliant with overhead (string?) lighting to connect the two areas?
carolinecrouch added this to carolinecrouch's Ideas
April 6, 2014
Outdoor fire
ljw00 added this to Outside Room
April 6, 2014
Wall with heater
patriciabesselman added this to patriciabesselman's Ideas
April 5, 2014
Lush green outdoor fireplace
ccdo added this to ccdo's ideas for Polo Club House
April 4, 2014
Climbing vines on outdoor fireplace
jsevavold added this to Backyard plants
April 2, 2014
I like the lushness of the trees and leafy plants
teresalepoidevin added this to Exterior Ideas
April 1, 2014
Square and rectangular paving stones
chicachubb added this to patio/deck ideas
March 31, 2014
pavers; fireplace with bench
chambl added this to chambl's Ideas
March 30, 2014
Kate's garden??
Jo Dale added this to jo_dale's ideas
March 30, 2014
yada9876 added this to yada9876's ideas
March 30, 2014
Privacy wall w/ vines
rtriantafilo added this to Backyard
March 30, 2014
The big tiles on the floor
mila63 added this to mila63's Ideas
March 28, 2014
Que Bella
mlouie13 added this to Guest House
March 26, 2014
Regan Buscemi added this to outside stuff
March 22, 2014
ivy on wall
ezideen added this to ezideen's ideas
March 22, 2014
maorsi added this to maorsi's Ideas
March 21, 2014
Melanie Griner added this to melanie_griner's Ideas
March 21, 2014
Love simple elegant backyard
miguelvergara added this to miguelvergara's Ideas
March 19, 2014
el piso
mgavalek added this to Exterior Ideas
March 19, 2014
Brick work
mvrecovery added this to Landscape Ideas
March 16, 2014
kmbeck12 added this to kmbeck12's Ideas
March 16, 2014
Love this patio and fireplace
Kristy McCarty added this to kristy_mccarty's Ideas
March 16, 2014
If we could put in a built in fireplace!!
dozzie51 added this to dozzie51's Ideas
March 16, 2014
Small yard
vuquoc added this to vuquoc's Ideas
March 15, 2014
San vuon sau 2
Flora Mutuku added this to Border Garden and Lighting
March 14, 2014
Paved sitting area and Ivy
lettydm added this to ivan
March 13, 2014
Patio atrás. Hiedra en la pared y cipreses en macetas
Dina Cano added this to dina_cano's Ideas
March 13, 2014
edeacon79 added this to Patio
March 13, 2014
tkwarren1 added this to tkwarren1's Ideas
March 13, 2014
Fireplace. Add blower?
shedsbreads added this to shedsbreads's Ideas
March 13, 2014
a6sanchez added this to a6sanchez's Ideas
March 12, 2014
Garden. Fireplace. Ivy
Vanessa Lindsay Bonkoski added this to vanessa_lindsaybonkoski's Ideas
March 11, 2014
Phoebee Renz added this to phoebee_renz's Ideas
March 11, 2014
sheama added this to Kirby Outdoor
March 8, 2014
wtornyos added this to Wade's Exterior Ideas
March 5, 2014
Cozy Ivy patio
Jenny Tredway added this to jennylynn7993's Favorites
March 5, 2014
secret garden
Jo added this to Backyard
March 5, 2014
Paving Couch
rachelriedl added this to For Distro
March 4, 2014
outdoor fireplace and grill wall for privacy
Lesley Bylund added this to lesley_bylund's ideas
March 3, 2014
perfect courtyard
lesleydemaio added this to Patio
March 2, 2014
Camelia CuarentaYcinco added this to camelia_cuarentaycinco's Ideas
February 28, 2014
Fco Fend added this to outdoors
February 24, 2014
Outside fire
Janette Ray added this to Exterior
February 23, 2014
color of painted furniture
camgib added this to camgib's Favorites
February 16, 2014
Zoe @ Wells HF added this to outdoor living
February 15, 2014
garden wall
nessyboz added this to Dining Room Ideas
February 13, 2014
Boston ivy
Elaine Shimizu added this to Patio Ideas
February 12, 2014
jdotketamine added this to jdotketamine's ideas
February 12, 2014
dividing wall
alenatural added this to Alisado en Mesada de cocina
February 9, 2014
dolcia added this to dolcia's Ideas
February 8, 2014
Back yard
redondobeach2011 added this to redondobeach2011's ideas
February 8, 2014
Cozy outdoor seating
aries_2011 added this to landscape n exterior
February 7, 2014
debslone added this to New House
February 6, 2014
Fireplace in the wall
lct609 added this to lct609's ideas
February 5, 2014
Lucas Gruber added this to lucas_gruber's ideas
February 5, 2014
enimlims added this to enimlims's ideas
February 4, 2014
the fireplace
esteewinter added this to esteewinter's Ideas
February 4, 2014
Fire nature
Katie Burns added this to Outside areas
February 4, 2014
Hannah Ward added this to hannah_ward9896532's Ideas
February 4, 2014
Outdoor fireplace
troute66 added this to Backyard
February 4, 2014
great stones
joeann2013 added this to joeann2013's ideas
February 3, 2014
love the plants surrounding
Kim McGowan added this to kim_mcgowan's Ideas
January 31, 2014
Landscaping with outdoor fireplace
javalera added this to javalera's ideas
January 29, 2014
I love it!!
Mosaic Architects Boulder added this to 512 Marine
January 29, 2014
Nice integration of landscaped wall
greenberk added this to Landscape
January 29, 2014
Maple tree from other side of fence
tigre74 added this to tigre74's Ideas
January 27, 2014
The contact with nature
Patty Hillow added this to Patio Ideas
January 27, 2014
Fireplace wall with ivy
Rachel Feller added this to outdoor
January 22, 2014
annicaf83 added this to landscape - DSA
January 21, 2014
Like the fireplace
fabhie added this to Exterior Ideas
January 19, 2014
moebel fuer draussen
debbieralton added this to fire
January 18, 2014
Love it. Especially inside the green and with long bench in front.
debbieralton added this to backyard
January 18, 2014
Love the green and fire
dawnruss added this to Bianca Backyard
January 14, 2014
felisajean added this to felisajean's Ideas
January 13, 2014
Backyard retreat
Casey Saiers Kaplan added this to garden
January 11, 2014
Majestic fireplaces
charlz3 added this to charlz3's ideas
January 10, 2014
patio sofa set
kwashnak added this to Starter Ideas
January 7, 2014
Bench design
sshaw1013 added this to sshaw1013's ideas
January 7, 2014
Enclosure for fire pit
Daniel Beltran added this to Han
January 4, 2014
ginelle7 added this to ginelle7's ideas
January 4, 2014
shebert444 added this to shebert444's ideas
January 3, 2014
Back yard
deidremraz added this to Backyard Ideas
January 1, 2014
hibabn added this to hibabn's ideas
January 1, 2014
جلسة خارجية
rs1716 added this to rs1716’s ideas
December 28, 2013
judyschultze added this to bay slant
December 28, 2013
Bench in front of frpl and wall
yeslink added this to yeslink's Ideas
December 28, 2013
Karen Allen Maxwell added this to karen_allenmaxwell's Ideas
December 27, 2013
Outdoor fireplace without the mess. Also, you can turn off the fire without any flames or sparks to worry about.
lmgolem added this to lmgolem's ideas
December 27, 2013
Mia Roque added this to mia
December 27, 2013
Mia Roque added this to lea
December 27, 2013
Mia Roque added this to kayla
December 27, 2013
Mia Roque added this to Cabin
December 27, 2013
Mia Roque added this to Garden
December 27, 2013
pdidato added this to pdidato's Ideas
December 26, 2013
Sponsored Products
Santa & Cole | Fad Table Lamp
Pop Outdoor Sofa
Sirio Morgan 4-piece Modular Outdoor Sofa Set
Anacara Pacifica All Weather Wicker Sofa
Harbour Outdoor | Coast 2 Seater Sofa, Left Arm
Home Styles Riviera Green Apple All-Weather Wicker Three Seat Sofa
bench · cushions · Fireplace · flagstone · iron gate · ivy
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™