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Contemporary Patio at the Beach

Bold architectural plants create a spare, geometric composition at water’s edge in Malibu, where this weekend retreat was designed to be admired, not cultivated. A temperate climate and a directive from the owners who wanted a Southern California beach garden that required neither maintenance nor water led to a striking architectural palette of cactus and succulents to create a veritable art gallery of sculptural plants in this compact, modernist beach house. Plants were chosen for their bold forms and ability to thrive with minimum water consumption. Each was positioned to enhance its neighbors and create a dynamic outline of evergreen plants requiring a minimum of maintenance. Needing only an annual trim, this is a low-maintenance, sustainable, firewise and waterwise garden.

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December 6, 2013
laree63 wrote:
Is that a composite deck? If so what brand and color?

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: Coastal Garden Style
Whether you're by the sea or in the Midwest, an enclosed patio like this one captures the ocean vibe. It starts with the wood deck, a classic seaside feature, then includes all the other necessary elements. The walls block the wind, the plantings are beach inspired, and the colors can't be beat.

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nk21f added this to outdoors
January 11, 2015
meghancalhoun added this to 1063 succulent garden
November 13, 2014
bevmcalpine added this to bevmcalpine's ideas
October 8, 2014
carolinechi added this to carolinechi's ideas
September 15, 2014
nancyporteousjohnson added this to nancyporteousjohnson's ideas
September 9, 2014
Very cool. Textures, color, lines
lucy13 added this to lucy13's ideas
August 28, 2014
karlagaytan added this to back yard
July 7, 2014
plants along the wall
julny added this to Courtyard
June 21, 2014
Succulent arrangement
rizanx01 added this to garden
June 13, 2014
njboak added this to Outdoor ideas
June 8, 2014
Plant selection
goweavergo added this to yard
June 3, 2014
Other option more succulent look
yogaroots added this to yogaroots's ideas
April 28, 2014
Love the plants
johntran11 added this to exterior
April 24, 2014
Patio with border plants
littlemojoone added this to littlemojoone's Ideas
April 22, 2014
Love the plants and the deck
Christi Aten_Rolff added this to beach house
April 18, 2014
Perimeter red grass succulents
David Abiog added this to backyard
April 7, 2014
lilalessa added this to AMY COURT REMODEL
March 30, 2014
Veg border
adrian8362 added this to adrian8362's Ideas
March 18, 2014
Color straight w plants
1mrsv added this to 1mrsv's ideas
March 7, 2014
Flax and Euphobia
jilltaylor added this to Montecito House
March 4, 2014
anniereis added this to anniereis's ideas
March 3, 2014
For front corner
sangriarose added this to outside
February 20, 2014
Plants around edges
heatherlharrington added this to Aptos
February 19, 2014
succulents, garden materials
sallydjohnston added this to sallydjohnston's ideas
January 26, 2014
Love the deck edging.
webuser_7606178 added this to webuser_7606178's Ideas
January 23, 2014
Low maintenance
carly_snodgrass added this to carly_snodgrass's Ideas
January 20, 2014
Grey deck.
zioneden added this to Landscape
January 18, 2014
robnewell added this to Carlton
December 18, 2013
Melissa Lea added this to Beach House Ideas
December 18, 2013
bubbalinda added this to for backyard
December 3, 2013
simplified deck
peterandjesse added this to peterandjesse's Ideas
November 20, 2013
Succulents bordering deck
drdhai added this to drdhai's ideas
October 16, 2013
wall planting for front yard
hamaro added this to hamaro's ideas
September 20, 2013
back garden idea 1
mohinirose added this to mohinirose's ideas
September 20, 2013
arrangement, plants and colors
irocika added this to Patio Ideas
September 7, 2013
deck material, color
jilllooney added this to jilllooney's Ideas
September 3, 2013
regymueller added this to Deck
August 29, 2013
muss nicht bis an Wand gehen
2xnewmex added this to Landscape Ideas
August 26, 2013
decogirl2013 added this to WOOD DECKS
August 24, 2013
minerv added this to minerv's ideas
August 13, 2013
decking to the back wall.
John Rivera added this to back yard
June 18, 2013
Deck bordered by shrubbery
nessadahl added this to nessadahl's ideas
June 7, 2013
Grey deck
valrego added this to valrego's ideas
June 4, 2013
dangereuse added this to Berkeley Dry Garden
June 3, 2013
nice border- replicate next to driveway?
brigmoore added this to Beachhouse landscaping
June 2, 2013
The wall the cord of plants. Coziness
crooke added this to backyard
June 1, 2013
Succulent garden
Laurie Hasnip added this to Garden Ideas
May 22, 2013
Phillip Yzelle added this to phillip_yzelle's ideas
May 19, 2013
makimaki2 added this to garden
May 13, 2013
Plants, cool umbrella
nicolepinsonneault added this to nicolepinsonneault's ideas
May 12, 2013
schrubs around deck
mkhosla added this to Backyard/Frontyard
May 11, 2013
euphorbia and phormium
Gilbert Oros added this to gilbert_oros's ideas
May 4, 2013
Beach Deck
janiehburton added this to janiehburton's Ideas
April 28, 2013
egandara added this to Lynwood Plan
April 28, 2013
Pete Davis added this to pete1's ideas
April 26, 2013
border the deck to soften the edge with plants to tumble onto deck
Danielle Fox added this to danielle_fox98's Ideas
April 14, 2013
jennhat added this to jennhat's Ideas
March 28, 2013
mjaubin added this to yard
March 19, 2013
Tsanue Batsixi added this to tsanue_batsixi's Ideas
March 14, 2013
coolzarin added this to Landscaping ideas
March 8, 2013
Colorful border plants
pugbug12 added this to pugbug12's ideas
March 7, 2013
Great mix flac and succulents
lpilotsmith added this to lpilotsmith's ideas
February 20, 2013
deck landscaping
gayleensharon added this to gayleensharon's ideas
February 16, 2013
flax and euphorbia
martieleonard added this to martieleonard's ideas
February 13, 2013
deck-patio design
kimurar added this to yard ideas
February 10, 2013
coastal feel
leannelarsen added this to leannelarsen's ideas
February 8, 2013
small backyard with decking and interesting planters
ngaywa added this to ngaywa's ideas
January 29, 2013
proposed new wall to DSQ and kitchen yard area to create a new court
nettles added this to nettles's ideas
January 26, 2013
gumieniakd added this to Garden Accents
January 14, 2013
Love the pastel palate, its so soothing and relaxing
jdewb added this to Saxon back yard
December 25, 2012
Border plants
twnsnry added this to 808 Exterior/Landscape Ideas
December 17, 2012
completely deck the courtyard?
periadham added this to HP80
December 16, 2012
maxinegood added this to maxinegood's ideas
November 30, 2012
the variety of plants
imeldaagnes added this to imeldaagnes's ideas
September 4, 2012
smorg added this to Exterior
August 31, 2012
cryan added this to LOTW outdoor space, shower etc
August 19, 2012
luvmy3pups added this to luvmy3pups's ideas
August 5, 2012
plant ideas for low water needs
nledgewood added this to Juno Beach
July 17, 2012
miletus added this to miletus's Ideas
June 25, 2012
scshelly added this to scshelly's Ideas
June 21, 2012
Cool deck
homestuf added this to Landscaping
June 20, 2012
Deck with Plants Surrounding
beachhouseforme added this to beachhouseforme's ideas
June 16, 2012
stephmayor added this to stephmayor's ideas
June 15, 2012
egandara added this to Backyard Landscaping
June 14, 2012
karengv added this to Patio
June 13, 2012
Whether you're by the sea or in the Midwest, an enclosed patio like this one captures the ocean vibe. It starts with the wood deck, a classic seaside feature, then includes all the other necessary elements. The walls block the wind, the plantings are beach inspired, and the colors can't be beat.
libby68 added this to Outside
June 13, 2012
if we have to enclose the patio, this is nice
Sandi Fields Landscape Design added this to sandidesigns's ideas
June 13, 2012
euphorbia with red flax
czucht added this to czucht's ideas
June 13, 2012
nancurrier added this to nancurrier's ideas
June 13, 2012
firm added this to Marchy
June 12, 2012
Dry landscape
lacagirl added this to landscaping
June 11, 2012
Heidi Hande added this to heidi_hande's ideas
June 11, 2012
Very 50's
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June 11, 2012
Plants around the patio
tx2ar added this to tx2ar's ideas
June 9, 2012
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April 8, 2012
barilko added this to barilko's Favorites
March 11, 2012
beachgal1430 added this to beachgal1430's ideas
March 10, 2012
plants surrounding the deck
kb45 added this to kb45's ideas
March 4, 2012
Beach garden
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February 18, 2012
jshanes added this to jshanes's ideas
February 16, 2012
Like the umbrella.
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