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Red Walls, Oakland CA modern landscape

Red Walls, Oakland CA

By adding a bold splash of red, we transformed an existing grey wall into a vibrant new look accented by graceful bamboo and vines. The upper level became the outdoor playroom with a climbing wall and checkerboard floor made from recycled tires. The lower level becomes an extension of the living room with seating made from an old Oakland bridge, a firepit and a fountain. The planting is simple and made up of bamboo, grasses, and vines. A Sunset Magazine Dream Garden: Small Space Winner 2008-2009.

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bj2777 wrote:
Where did you get the firepit? - I have a home in Palm Springs and am looking for a relatively small concrete fire pit that is clean and modern and won't compete with the classic midcentury chairs that surround it. Thank you, Blair
   Comment   June 14, 2012
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Solus makes a few cool modern concrete gas-fueled firepits, including the small box shown below:
June 27, 2012 at 2:55pm     
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love the firepit!
June 30, 2013 at 7:13am   
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cpmany wrote:
Wood used for bench - What type of wood did you use for the bench? What size wood did you use? Thank you.
   Comment   April 22, 2013

What Houzz contributors are saying:

A bold splash of red, a play area and climbing wall, low-maintenance bamboo and grasses, a rock garden and a fountain fit the bill. An existing deck above provides shade.Red stucco now covers the gray concrete wall, and a new raised planter conceals the staircase to a play area on the upper patio. A gas fire pit filled with red glass keeps things toasty on cold nights.Black bamboo in planters adds softness and rustles in the breeze, and the concrete keeps runners from spreading.

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leula added this to Garden
21 hours ago
splash of color ,build in seating, levels, bamboo, built in seating a much
sapersteins added this to BACKYARD
last Thursday
corner fire pit with wall bench
ideahunternz added this to ideahunternz's ideas
last Thursday
love bamboo in the garden
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last Sunday
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April 12, 2014
tshoe777 added this to backyard ideas
April 9, 2014
like the fire feature
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April 6, 2014
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April 5, 2014
Modern but I like the idea
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April 4, 2014
Gathering places
Skye Kooyman added this to Outside
April 4, 2014
Fire pit and seating idea.
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March 31, 2014
fire pit
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March 31, 2014
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March 30, 2014
More fire pits, please.
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March 25, 2014
Simple small fireplace
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March 24, 2014
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March 23, 2014
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March 18, 2014
ko jan ngoài trời
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March 17, 2014
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March 16, 2014
Fire pit and small seating area. Cozy
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March 15, 2014
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March 13, 2014
the greenery
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March 11, 2014
Front patio
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March 9, 2014
i like the seating and privacy
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March 8, 2014
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March 8, 2014
I like either wood or color
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March 6, 2014
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March 6, 2014
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March 6, 2014
stucco planter
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March 4, 2014
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March 3, 2014
like a hollow ottoman
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March 2, 2014
Painted concrete
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February 28, 2014
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February 27, 2014
Outdoor hookah bonfire for teens socialplace
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February 26, 2014
The firepit
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February 22, 2014
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February 20, 2014
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Planta baja
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February 19, 2014
back porch red
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February 19, 2014
Deeper colour?
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February 16, 2014
Cut cement and fire pit
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February 15, 2014
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February 15, 2014
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February 10, 2014
Nice fire box
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February 8, 2014
Fire nook
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February 7, 2014
Garden seat
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February 5, 2014
Buitebraai boma
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February 1, 2014
foyer en cube qui peut être converti
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February 1, 2014
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January 31, 2014
raised planters
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January 28, 2014
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January 27, 2014
Gas fire pit with bench
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January 26, 2014
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January 26, 2014
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January 25, 2014
Pregrada ka Jørnu
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January 25, 2014
Color and fire
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January 22, 2014
garden style
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January 20, 2014
cozy corner
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Small format
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January 12, 2014
Seating and smaller fireplace
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January 9, 2014
Fire & colour contrast
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January 8, 2014
(Dmd) another pretty color!!!
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January 6, 2014
Cool fire pit
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December 22, 2013
Back yard ideas
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Fire square. Red
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Paint and ground tiles
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Sitting area with fireplace landscape
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December 5, 2013
Small sitting area outside
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December 2, 2013
made tones De bamboo
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December 2, 2013
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December 2, 2013
Loooove the color & the intimate space
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December 2, 2013
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December 1, 2013
Mix of timber and brick planter boxes
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O espaço zen pra sacada no lugar do bar
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November 24, 2013
Front yard by pool
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Accent wall
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November 20, 2013
Small fire pit good for smaller patio
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sitting area
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November 15, 2013
Small firepit
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Seating idea for courtyard
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Tandoori area
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Build into back- bamboo coming up behind...
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November 8, 2013
Banco integrado ao pergolado
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November 8, 2013
backyard ac side
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November 6, 2013
Like the fire pit
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November 4, 2013
Cool nook
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November 3, 2013
Cool modern fire element
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November 2, 2013
built in bench with combination of wood and cement
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November 1, 2013
Next to deck
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October 31, 2013
Love this
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October 24, 2013
Like this
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October 21, 2013
built in bench and fire pit
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October 20, 2013
Can I paint a concrete wall like this?
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October 20, 2013
Fire pit
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concrete plus wood mixture
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Fire pit
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Fire pit
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October 17, 2013
space saver
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October 15, 2013
Benches for under deck patio
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October 14, 2013
Diseño agarradea
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splash of colour
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Fireplace feature
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October 5, 2013
a splash of colour would be nice
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October 5, 2013
Modern fire pit
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October 4, 2013
Love the idea
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October 3, 2013
Fire pit
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October 3, 2013
square firepit
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September 30, 2013
Fire pit
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Fire pit
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Fire place
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September 24, 2013
Small fire "pit"
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Built in seats around fire bowl
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outdoor bench
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September 20, 2013
Fire thing
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September 20, 2013
Like the colored concrete
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September 15, 2013
Nice wall color
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September 14, 2013
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September 14, 2013
Easy bench seating.
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September 14, 2013
Painted concrete
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September 11, 2013
Wall colour and fire
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September 11, 2013
Note wood seat, open underside.
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September 8, 2013
Red wall near bamboo
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September 6, 2013
red and white
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September 6, 2013
The use of red
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September 6, 2013
benchseat and planter boxes
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September 5, 2013
Outdoor space
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September 5, 2013
hint of color
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September 4, 2013
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September 4, 2013
Nice sitting area, protective wall and cool fire pit
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September 4, 2013
very zen
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September 3, 2013
Fire pit
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August 31, 2013
cosy seating arrangement behind fire pit
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August 30, 2013
Wooden screening instead of brick wall(Perlman's side of pool)
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August 29, 2013
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August 29, 2013
tiny firepit
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August 29, 2013
Fire place
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August 28, 2013
fences higher like walls for more privacy
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For underneath the glass walkway, maybe with water running beside it???
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Outdoor seating
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August 24, 2013
the outdoor desk
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Fire container
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Square design
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Painted cement
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Per Lissone
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plaster back with wooden slats
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Back yard
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Fitted furniture and fire
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Fire pit
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Cool built in bench and fire pit
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fire pit and bench concept
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August 13, 2013
Outdoor fire pit in dead bit by pool
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fire pit
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Stucco walls, bench
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Color stones bamboo
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