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This contemporary garden for a LEED Platinum residence melds sophisticated design, luxury and advanced technology. An upper rooftop deck with an outdoor fireplace and barbecue establishes a sophisticated outdoor room for entertaining against a backdrop of the cityscape and Golden Gate Bridge. Pavers and a no-mow lawn create a multi-use area in the lower level garden. A semi-translucent fence allows light into the space while still providing a sense of privacy.

This photo has 2 questions

handbag wrote:
What type of grass is this?
   Comment   September 22, 2013
myhuang wrote:
Concrete ball - Could you advise the source of the fire ball?
   Comment   February 12, 2013

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Paving may seem to be the obvious choice for flooring in a minimalist garden, yet it must be chosen and laid with skill to achieve the type of perfect finish we see here. The warm gray finish of the paving creates a wonderful background for the darker gray detailing provided by the seating, planted containers and window frames.This attention to detail can make creating a professional-looking minimalist design easier than you might think.

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dlbunten added this to garden
on Monday
the grey balls
alisoncouley added this to alisoncouley's ideas
July 3, 2014
Patio idea
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June 29, 2014
Firepit in ground
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June 29, 2014
Angle is same as Cedar patio
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June 7, 2014
Patio fire pit
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June 6, 2014
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June 1, 2014
Rock decor idea
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June 1, 2014
River stone fire pit
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June 1, 2014
layout and sliding doors
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May 30, 2014
Garden paving
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May 28, 2014
Love transition between grass and pavers. Also the square rock bed with round river stones is lovely.
gtierney added this to Garden patios
May 28, 2014
gravel space between tile to increase porousness
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May 28, 2014
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May 27, 2014
The stone detail - stone shape, color, the way they are encased in concrete
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May 16, 2014
fire pit
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May 14, 2014
Broken up surface
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May 13, 2014
Cool patio
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May 12, 2014
border around patio
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May 5, 2014
Needs overhang for shade
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May 4, 2014
Stei8nwand außen, Farbgestaltung, ähnlich zu uns
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April 30, 2014
I like these rocks
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April 28, 2014
Love the stones!!!
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April 24, 2014
Modern design
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April 23, 2014
Plain stone planter
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April 21, 2014
Firepit idea
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April 20, 2014
inviting minimalist garden
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April 17, 2014
minimalist garden
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April 13, 2014
the square of stones
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April 11, 2014
Round stones in a square
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April 10, 2014
dinosaur eggs
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April 9, 2014
Garden of rock balls
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April 8, 2014
hardscape ideas with planters
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April 6, 2014
ground for backyard
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April 6, 2014
Minus rock balls
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April 6, 2014
minimalist garden 01
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March 20, 2014
interesting paving
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March 19, 2014
firepit with balls
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March 17, 2014
idea for the corner ?
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March 16, 2014
Love the pots and the stones in the corner
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March 13, 2014
jardin trasero
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March 12, 2014
jardin minimalista
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March 10, 2014
love the grey rock fire pit or rocks like that for accents? also like the shape of the pavers (edgy)
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March 6, 2014
Round rocks
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March 6, 2014
Pile of round rocks
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February 8, 2014
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February 7, 2014
Rock garden
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January 27, 2014
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January 26, 2014
Love the corner with cement balls
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January 23, 2014
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January 19, 2014
Cannon ball fire pit in minimalist area
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January 12, 2014
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January 12, 2014
creative tile shapes, rocks
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December 29, 2013
grass for front do i have to mow this
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December 29, 2013
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December 28, 2013
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December 19, 2013
balcony entrance
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December 13, 2013
exteriorcamino piedras
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December 9, 2013
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December 7, 2013
Contrast paver border
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December 5, 2013
minimal 1
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December 3, 2013
Big stones used as graphic element.
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November 24, 2013
lonci za rože
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November 23, 2013
ceramic balls
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November 14, 2013
minimalist design to consider for balcony
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November 12, 2013
General modern paio
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November 9, 2013
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November 6, 2013
BALLS ARE FAB.Paving may seem to be the obvious choice for flooring in a minimalist garden The warm gray finish of paving creates a wonderful background for the darker gray detailing provided by the seating, planted containers and window frames.
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November 6, 2013
Minimalist paved courtyard
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November 5, 2013
Note stone design.
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November 4, 2013
Back patio, gravel, rock pile
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October 30, 2013
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Outdoor escape
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Materas redonda
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corner w large stones
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tall planter
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October 14, 2013
Patio flooring
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October 13, 2013
Rocks for fireplace
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October 12, 2013
super contemporary
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October 9, 2013
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October 9, 2013
yard, yes
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October 8, 2013
Like the lava rock
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Totally abstract idea
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minimalist garden
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design and layout
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Coin lounge et salon
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October 3, 2013
Love the rocks
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wall color/ trim color
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Garden view ground level
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October 2, 2013
love this
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September 30, 2013
Calm Garden / Sanctuary
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September 30, 2013
varanda minimalista
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September 30, 2013
calm and sophisticated
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September 30, 2013
Minimalista Detalles
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September 29, 2013
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September 29, 2013
Mixing, planters grass, stone, concrete
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September 27, 2013
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September 27, 2013
the use of pebbles in an outdoor area - near the pool
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September 27, 2013
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September 26, 2013
I like it'
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September 26, 2013
gray outdoor planters
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September 26, 2013
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the round rocks
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September 26, 2013
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September 25, 2013
Lovely the simplicity
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September 25, 2013
planter color/shape
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September 25, 2013
outdoor furniture
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September 25, 2013
Modern Planters
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September 25, 2013
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September 25, 2013
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September 25, 2013
Stone Patio
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September 25, 2013
stone element in the corner
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September 25, 2013
the grass
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September 25, 2013
Fire pit
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September 25, 2013
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September 25, 2013
patio flooring
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September 25, 2013
detail of flooring
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September 25, 2013
love the rocks
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September 25, 2013
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September 24, 2013
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September 24, 2013
Paving in a minimalist garden!
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September 24, 2013
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September 24, 2013
Overlapping pavers
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September 24, 2013
Love the tall large glass doors and windows
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September 24, 2013
love the patio
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September 24, 2013
no mow lawn.....
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September 24, 2013
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September 24, 2013
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September 24, 2013
round rocks in square
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September 24, 2013
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September 24, 2013
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September 24, 2013
great patio
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September 24, 2013
Great minimalist patio
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September 24, 2013
planters with greens instead of flowers
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September 24, 2013
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September 24, 2013
piedras para caída de agua
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September 24, 2013
new windows and doors
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September 24, 2013
Nice Stones
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September 24, 2013
modern garden, possble firepit??
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September 24, 2013
Stone patio
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September 24, 2013
Patio? Stone / Containers
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September 24, 2013
patio design
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September 24, 2013
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September 24, 2013
the door way and the path way to outdoors
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September 24, 2013
patio fireplace
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September 24, 2013
minimilist - with faux grass
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September 24, 2013
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September 24, 2013
the cut tile with stone embedded, tall flower pots
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September 23, 2013
langai i soda
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September 23, 2013
backyard idea
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September 23, 2013
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September 23, 2013
Beautiful design
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September 23, 2013
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September 23, 2013
clean patio
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September 23, 2013
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September 23, 2013
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September 23, 2013
Stone accents
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September 23, 2013
minimalist gardens
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September 23, 2013
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September 23, 2013
Great Texture
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September 23, 2013
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September 23, 2013
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September 23, 2013
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September 23, 2013
Stone pile
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September 23, 2013
rock pile - fire pit???
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September 23, 2013
horizontal fencing
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September 23, 2013
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September 23, 2013
Rocks and potlants
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September 23, 2013
Stone feature garden
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September 23, 2013
the garden
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September 23, 2013
Paving may seem to be the obvious choice for flooring in a minimalist garden, yet it must be chosen and laid with skill to achieve the type of perfect finish we see here. The warm gray finish of the paving creates a wonderful background for the darker gray detailing provided by the seating, planted containers and window frames. This attention to detail can make creating a professional-looking minimalist design easier than you might think.
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September 23, 2013
for richard
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September 23, 2013
I very much like the way the doors to the house can be opened up directly onto the patio. Makes the most of both spaces. The simplicity is also pleasing.
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September 23, 2013
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September 22, 2013
Pavers and contrasting rocks.
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September 22, 2013
The pavers
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September 22, 2013
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September 22, 2013
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Outline concrete
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