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Back Bay Retreat beach-style-landscape

Back Bay Retreat


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July 25, 2013
Gary Ellis wrote:
What location is this? It looks like Morro Bay
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Back bay of Los Osos
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A question about the stone. It's a bit hard to tell, but it looks like one of mine - Sonoran Gold Flagstone. Would you happen to know? It might even be a blend of Sonoran Gold with some contrasting and complimentary stones. We have dealers in Templeton and Los Alamos, but I have never seen this job before. If you know, thanks in advance.
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February 5, 2014
grandmasTAN wrote:
is it dry stone or mortar? NGL fire pit? cheers
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March 3, 2012
pamelavanderpoel wrote:
Vacation - Is this also a vacation rental? My husband and I often stay at the Back Bay Inn and were looking for a place to stay with the whole family and also get ideas for our own landscaping in Tahoe.
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I have a feeling this designer is a fan of Jensen's. This design has the spirit of an updated Council Ring.
Erin Lang Norris added this to 12 Ways to Add Beautiful Stone to Your Home
Ledge. A nice addition to any fire pit or even a pond, ledges made of stone provide enough seating for all your friends and even look great when they're not in use. Something like this would make a nice place to set containers as well.
Becky Harris added this to Higher Ground: 6 Spectacular Landscapes
This breathtaking property on California's central coast takes full advantage of views of Morrow Bay. It straddles the line between manicured and untamed, with native plants and careful color selection connecting built pieces to the unbuilt landscape.
Genevieve Schmidt added this to Breeze Into Coastal Landscapes
Above all, your coastal garden should have a comfortable place to gather and enjoy the view. This patio and firepit area is nestled into the landscape for wind protection and a harmonious look.See the rest of this Back Bay retreatTell us: Which coastal gardening photos most speak to your style? Do you have any tips of your own for the coast? Please share in the Comments section.More:Easy-Care Landscaping With Rocks and BouldersAdirondack Chairs
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Sharon D. Sheltzer, Architect added this to sharonsheltzer's Ideas
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down the street from our house!
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plant mix.
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Flagstone and flush fire pit
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built in seating fire pit
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Design of tile
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An area down by the cove
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fire pit
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stone seating
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The design
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October 9, 2014
build the firepit seating into the side of the embankment
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Shape and wall for seating
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stone wall for seating
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Wall for seating.
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Wall and fence in one?
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It look gorgeous and beautiful
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what's not to like?
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Garden rock 4
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simple fire
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The half circle seating and rock fire pit
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Wall around splash pool
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wall and fire pit
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fire pit with bench
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Patio stones
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Fireplace idea
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I want this at Bulchitna!
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like the ability to sit on top of the wall
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San Luis Obispo
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Waterfront patio fire pit
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landscape rock
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Black rock
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awesome bench
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firepit, landscaped berm, stone placement
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Slate path & curved seating
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Cool fire pit with a place to sit
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July 23, 2014
no chairs needed. the raised stone wall is seating instead of the fire ring
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I love the natural look of this
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inspiration for coastal garden
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Perhaps rock wall and not wood retaining area for fir pit garden area?
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Fire pit wall
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curved patio
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fireplace 3
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Fire pit
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seat wall around firepit - no furniture needed!
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Bench with no back
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These people are truly blessed to have such a beautiful place. I like it all!
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pretty cool. Think if they were sitting where it extends into the yard (so the house and deck would be on the far side of the photo. I like the coloring. Also, do we want to build seats like that. Might be nice on one side,
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near our beach front to lake
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Stone seats but facing mountains for my home
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I'll take it!
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firepit for soundfront house
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Stone colors, fire pit
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Fire pit with seating area
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Fire pit
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Low wall, stone seating.
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Stone bench
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slope cut off at the top ... sitting on stones ... patio
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seat on patio
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Stone? Fire pit.
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Knee height seating area
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Stones and layout
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Love the slate
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Fire pit
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Beach wall
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Stone bench built into the hill/grass for the firepit?
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underground firepit, walkway
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Patio/fire pit
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flagstone color
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ideal location again
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Seating and fireplace
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Take me where the sun is shing where........
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Flagstone Bench
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What is in the fire pit
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Sitting wall by fire pit?
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For front walkway
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Oakley stone?
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April 25, 2014
This is a great idea great the stone work is great
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By the lake
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Fire pit overlooking water
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Cool fire pit area
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Curved ledge
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Fire pit
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Stone work
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fire pit + stone bench
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stone bench
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Stone colors and sizes
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in ground & bench
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Like the fire pit with stone seating
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Overlooking the marsh instead.
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The flag stone colors
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March 24, 2014
Would work at CP front fire pit
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Ground level fire pit
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Rock wall for additional seating
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all I need now is Morro Rock in the back yard...
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Sitting walk
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Patio / fire pit
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bench into hillside
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This could work for the down stairs patio
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Oceanfront seating
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fire pit
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in ground firepit
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great idea for seating on the cliffside
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wall around fire pit
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flag stone patio
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Built into hillside
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Pit n plants
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Fire pit and sitting area
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Fire pit
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Stone wall
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sunken fire pit
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Like the walls eating and natural stone
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back or front area
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Interesting view area
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is it dry stone or mortar? NGL fire pit?
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stonework by the ocean - from home to beach
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Stone patio
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On the beach
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Height of seating
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Nice way to end a walkng path
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Very inspiring
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wall seat around fire pit
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gathering place
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Retaining Wall doubles as seating around fire pit
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Built in-seating idea for the "hill." Thinking we could simply get a portable fire pit that could go in front of the seating area on the sand.
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Fire pit with rock wall and flat walking area
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by water outdoor seating
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too much of the same stone
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Circular wall for front yard in Collingwood. Creates a private sitting area
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The view!
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simple use of flagstone
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Paths and mounds
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Backyard idea
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i love this
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gorgeous stone work for fire circle
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the scenery
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Outdoor fire pit retreat sandstone blocks
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Wall with slight burm
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