Shades of Green : Cottage Update - Brisbane, CA : Portfolio
A vintage cottage on a tiny lot with a tight program of outdoor entertaining space, low maintenance planting and a useable driveway for a frequently out-of-town client. The front lawn was removed to create lounge area with a new outdoor fireplace and stone patio seating area surrounded by low water use plantings. The driveway was replaced with concrete pavers and gravel to allow rainwater to infiltrate on site and create a more inviting outdoor dining area. Decorative metal panels and vine trellis panels enliven the adjacent wood fence.
"Carpeted" space. A compact space between the kitchen door and the perimeter wall, this side yard has a playful floor treatment that turns it into something quite special.The "carpet" of different square and rectangular pavers is laid on a bed of contrasting crushed rock. The random-looking (but probably quite carefully arranged) pattern creates a dynamic energy that moves the eye through this space and makes coming here a treat.Another reason this design is so successful is the light hand with which it is accessorized: The furnishings and plants are classically simple, with one material (teak) and one color (parrot orange). Nice work!
love the rock and stones...love the seating areas..much wider than mine, but idea is great..potted plants easy maintenance too ...there are no doors going out to my side yards from house..only windows.