Carmel Highlands contemporary-landscape
 

Carmel Highlands

An ocean view on the coast with boulders as patio seating. The rocks encircle an outdoor fire pit, and are on flagstone pavers
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rockpin wrote:
Fire pit from where please? - Love this fire pit where is it from?
     Comment   October 23, 2013
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Randy Thueme Design Inc. - Landscape Architecture
Custom designed and fabricated.
October 23, 2013 at 9:31PM   
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rockpin
Thank you, it's beautiful . What kind of metal is it? I know of a wrought iron artist in town. What kind of fabricator would I use?
October 23, 2013 at 10:49PM   
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Margery wrote:
What stone was used for ground?
   Comment   August 25, 2012
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Carolyn Albert-Kincl, ASID
Flagstones, which is what you see in the photo, come in a variety of colors, depending on what area they came from. Find a stone supplier near you and go visit to see what they offer. It's an interesting experience and you'll learn a lot.
August 25, 2012 at 6:09PM   
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bdpressley wrote:
what material was used for the firepit? - It almost looks like a wine barrel cut in half, but the wood would burn.
   Comment   June 13, 2012
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bdpressley
Thanks. Can you buy it prefabricated as a firepit, or is it custom made?
June 13, 2012 at 8:59AM   
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Custom made
June 13, 2012 at 9:23AM   
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amygroberts wrote:
Source for fence? Sections attached or not? What material? Thx very much for answering!
     Comment   May 1, 2012
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The mesh is 1" x1'" woven stainless steel wire from McNichols Co. www.mcnichols.com The frame is custom made steel w/ Ipe wood cap. The individual fence panels cantilever from the wall.
May 1, 2012 at 11:49AM     
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May 27, 2014 at 3:56AM   
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Pamela Denham wrote:
What was the design idea behind placing the boulder seats in such a way that people would have to sit either with their backs to the ocean or to the firepit?
   Comment   May 26, 2011
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Margery
Off shore breezes usually blow inland
August 25, 2012 at 5:22PM   
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Marie Fuller
I think it's also because it is trying to flow with its surrounding. Boulders become part of the water.
September 7, 2012 at 8:48PM   
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angie Wood wrote:
What type of flowers are growing in between the flagstone?
     Comment   April 22, 2011
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Sheila Schmitz
I believe that's creeping thyme, a favorite perennial for planting between pavers, and it has a purple bloom!
April 22, 2011 at 2:19PM     
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marcusghardt wrote:
Where was this taken? - Where was this taken?
   Comment   September 25, 2012

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Boulders serve as the ultimate all-weather seating option.
Becky Harris added this to Furniture Picks for Picturesque Patios
Going back to basics, sometimes big rocks with smooth tops are all you need when gathering toward a fire and a view.
Vanessa Brunner added this to 3 Fuss-Free Ways to Garden
Flagstone pavers are used here as a form of ground cover around an outdoor firepit. For a splash of color, the landscape architect planted a beautiful perennial creeping thyme between several of the stones.
Genevieve Schmidt added this to Breeze Into Coastal Landscapes
The craggy boulders here double as seating and give a nod to the rocky hillside around. Creeping thyme softens the flagstone patio and makes it an inviting place to sit by the fire.
Marianne Lipanovich added this to Lay of the Landscape: Coastal Garden Style
Don't Forget ComfortOcean breezes can be strong, and the temperature can be cool, especially at night or when it's foggy. A windbreak and a fire pit are two additions you'll use often.
Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates added this to Almost Invisible Outdoor Furniture Lets Views Star
The large boulders used in this coastal landscape provide abundant seating around the fire pit while maintaining the naturalistic feel of the site. Built furniture would clutter the foreground, detracting from the rugged beauty of the place itself; this rustic seating solution blends with the surroundings.
Jay Sifford Garden Design added this to Plant Your Hardscape for Unexpected Green
Interplant hardscape to establish traffic patterns. Not only does interplanting soften harsh lines, but it can also slow the visitor’s gait and establish traffic patterns in large areas of hardscape. People will generally avoid stepping on plants, preferring to be ushered to destinations by subtle living reminders.

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Interplant hardscape to establish traffic patterns. Not only does interplanting soften harsh lines, but it can also slow the visitor’s gait and establish traffic patterns in large areas of hardscape. People will generally avoid stepping on plants, preferring to be ushered to destinations by subtle living reminders.
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FIRE PIT ROCKS TO SIT ON
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patio
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Hard scape.
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Flagstone & ground cover
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Carmel style
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the interspersed purple moss and the stones for seating around a fire pit
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boulders as seating
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stone & steppables
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plants planted between irregular pavers, neat idea and looks
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creeping plant in-between flagstones
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Fire Pit
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garden
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ground cover
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love the flat stones and creeping plants between the flagstone
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coastal landscaping
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Interplant hardscape to establish traffic patterns. Not only does interplanting soften harsh lines, but it can also slow the visitor’s gait and establish traffic patterns in large areas of hardscape. People will generally avoid stepping on plants, preferring to be ushered to destinations by subtle living reminders.
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Rocks are awesome seats!
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Pavers
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Interplant hardscape to establish traffic patterns. Not only does interplanting soften harsh lines, but it can also slow the visitor’s gait and establish traffic patterns in large areas of hardscape. People will generally avoid stepping on plants, preferring to be ushered to destinations by subtle living reminders.
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VERY INVITING ON A COOL NIGHT WITH THE WAVES CRASHING AND THE FIRE ROARING............
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Leaving a rock-sized space for planting would be a nice touch around the stone fountain.
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green hardscape
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Great fence
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This would work with the broken concrete
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Interplant hardscape to establish traffic patterns. Not only does interplanting soften harsh lines, but it can also slow the visitor’s gait and establish traffic patterns in large areas of hardscape. People will generally avoid stepping on plants, preferring to be ushered to destinations by subtle living reminders.
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patio planted
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fire pit and ocean view with clear railing
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ground cover islands
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because it's carmwl
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the growth between fieldstone
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pavers and plants for paths
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natural firepit
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Garden idea
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firepit
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like fire pit and paving idea.
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interplanting
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Flagstone, creeping thyme and boulders for a hardscape patio
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landscaping
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Yard??
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Plantings between stones
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Pavers w/plants
Ground cover interplanted between pavers.
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fence panels
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View
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View my dream
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Colorado red flagstone patio with sitting boulders
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I like the creeping thyme between the pavers
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July 16, 2014
beautiful use of space and natural landscape. love the rock seating around the fire pit!
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Hard scape with purple plants
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boulders for seating
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I like this.
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'hardscape' plantings.
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like the irregular 'shale' flagstones.. w/plantings
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like the fence. openness. fence needs to be at least 7 ft
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patio on hillside
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cool
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Use of boulders as seats, flowering low-height plants between paving rocks
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Interplanting
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Idea for back yard/fire pit
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Love the firepit by the beach!
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green between tiles
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don't like the interplanting here but do like the patio
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L'inserimento di piante tra la pavimentazione.
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Creeping thyme
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Flagstone rock patio w plants in the cracks. Boulders are the seats.
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Growth between stones
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Higher hill application and final level before walk down to dock. maybe???
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ice plant with stones add firepit
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Stone seats
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boulders among flagstones... brilliant
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Again, natural seating, greenery between flagstones.
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Boulders
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Wonderful deck by the ocean!
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stones and ground cover mix is great
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Flagstone
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flagstone with grass and flowers in between
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Can supplement additional seating as needed- good touch down spots
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flagstone pavers, boulder seats, fire pit
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Scattered rocks
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Patio with flower beds
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color of stones
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Flagstone and thyme
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LOVE THIS! LIKE THE ROCK SEATING ARRANGEMENTS
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Large boulder rocks used as seats…great idea for around our hot tub area!
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Boukders
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Flowers interspersed with stones.
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flat rocks for fire pit
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Purple flowers
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pavers, plants, rocks
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ground coverings
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Incredible!
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June 4, 2014
Like the big rocks for seating
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June 2, 2014
I don't like this with just patio and random boulders. Not what we want.
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Roches
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stone around pit
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does a fire pit get more beautiful than this?
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Fire
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Purple flowers
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thyme between stones
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Carmel! The Pacific Ocean! My dream view.
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Creeping thyme
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i liked the bolders for chairs, however i would want room for chairs as well!!
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Planting the cracks with ground cover
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