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eco+historical Sanchez 1 contemporary-patio

eco+historical Sanchez 1

This 1889 Victorian underwent a gut rehabilitation in 2010-2012 to transform it from a dilapidated 2BR/1BA to a 5BR/4BA contemporary family home. The rear of the home opens completely to the patio with an embedded Olive tree via a 9' bi-fold French door system. The patio features large concrete pads separated by 1/2" gravel. Board formed concrete retaining walls retain the impression of the wood forms. An herb planter to the right of the stair serves for kitchen cuttings. The original aggregate patio was broken up and dry stacked for the rear terrace wall. This house achieved a LEED Platinum green certification from the US Green Building Council in 2012.

Photo by Paul Dyer

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Block wall with vertical wood
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Precast Concrete Blocks on Crushed Rock
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November 12, 2014
Stepped outdoor garden space really nice intimate
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Small outdoor spaces
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November 1, 2014
Tile & gravel, small grass area, privacy
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October 25, 2014
Like the retaining wal that allows space for planting on one level.
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concrete pavers with gravel
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step stones
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Top fence
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step stones
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Use of concrete and stones
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Stone oads
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Paving slabs and gravel
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Idea for ground
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wall ;)
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Gravel around stepping stones
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Paved back yard
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Railing idea
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Split flower pots into two halls upper and lower
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Side yard
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Patio stones with gravel
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paver patio for grill and use pea rock in between
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Concrete retaining walls
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Gravel and cement
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Planter half way up steps so no need for fence ontop of retaining wall
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Love this garden
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Like stone layout
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Railing for front porch
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outside area
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Multi-level patio and concrete fence under redwood fencing
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January 28, 2014
The large pacers mixed with the stones looks great. Very inviting space.
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Steps and retainer
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back patio
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Patio stone
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Rip rap
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retaining wall, lower basement
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Concrete pavers
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Outdoor patio
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backyard idea? fake grass would be awesome there.
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Ground covet
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Pavers and rocks?
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seating area
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