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Victoria traditional-patio


Victoria ResidenceVenice, CAThe 100 year old Victoria House and garden are a natural resource in the community. The garden provides wonderful views and habitat. This house is on the Venice Home and Garden Tour.From the beginning, a major design decision was to preserve the existing historic house and garden. To minimize the impact of the addition, the new three-story house was built to the rear of the site. The plan is organized around a central grand 3 –story garden room which ties the new house to the old and each floor to the other floors via the grand staircase and catwalk. The resulting L-shaped house surrounds the garden and provides garden views from all rooms in the new and existing house.The house incorporates many craftsman features such as long overhangs, pitched roof, balconies and exposed rafters.

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September 3, 2012
babykitty wrote:
Could this patio floor be recycled concrete? I love the look. Wish I would of attended the event in Venice.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Becky Harris added this to Get Outside! An Important To-Do List.
Sit in a comfy chair while the kids run wild.
Kit Pollard added this to Patios to Lounge On
I think the best patios are the ones that look a little lived in. These stones don't try to dominate the greenery in the yard - they definitely coexist. And if a little grass grows between them, that's even better.
Jerri Farris added this to Lazy Days
The somewhat random pattern of the stone floor emphasizes the irregular shape of this patio, making a strength from what might otherwise have been perceived to be a weakness. Bold, unstructured plantings contribute to the eclectic nature of the garden setting.
Becky Harris added this to Get Ready...It's Patio Time!
Simple and lovely.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Alan Easley added this to Sculpture
June 12, 2014
Use Recycled Concrete for the floor of an outdoor room. Find people having their driveway or sidewalks broken up or replaced for pieces that are of a more manageable thickness. You can always stain it afterword's to camouflage its humble beginnings.
juliahparker added this to Gardens
April 20, 2014
sparklewolf added this to studio
February 8, 2014
allisonallisonallison added this to patio/deck
December 27, 2013
Irregular pavers
dazeycat added this to dazeycat's Ideas
December 13, 2013
What do you like about this photo?outside seating
shirleymetka added this to oleander patio
November 12, 2013
flagstone front patio
scotfree63 added this to Patio Ideas
October 13, 2013
second yard, large uneven stones
maureeenschmidt added this to Exteriors
September 18, 2013
flat stones with grass or walkable i.e. Irish moss
skkoles added this to Patios and decks
July 8, 2013
nice simple patio
dseefeld added this to dseefeld's Ideas
June 8, 2013
brynbaker added this to Exterior Ideas
June 7, 2013
Starla Ledesma added this to sledesma's ideas
May 5, 2013
mfmick added this to mfmick's Ideas
April 24, 2013
stone floor for courtyard
kandacekarcher added this to garden
April 17, 2013
sarahnit added this to Sarahnit ideas
April 17, 2013
Rustic patio is nice
ministree333 added this to patio
April 6, 2013
nook on corner, landscaping, private, looks nice but not too "organized", looks lived in
sear2210 added this to landscape project
April 5, 2013
we like a stone patio that isn't grouted in... it has a natural, rustic feel, and looks like it has always been there...
kmichaelson added this to Landscape Ideas
March 25, 2013
stone with grass between
splashofred added this to splashofred's Ideas
March 19, 2013
richardohill added this to richardohill's Ideas
February 26, 2013
Natural look that reminded me of our house instantly
julianascalise added this to outdoor
September 30, 2012
cartab added this to cartab's ideas
September 5, 2012
jeannine109 added this to Jeannine's Patios
August 25, 2012
I like the stone work. I wanted this appearance with Adirondacks chairs and a fire pit.
Karen Lillie added this to karen_lillie's ideas
August 9, 2012
like the paver look
bobbyprince added this to bobbyprince's ideas
August 8, 2012
patio - rustic
karon57 added this to karon57's ideas
July 27, 2012
like the greenery, plants and feel of the patin
Josie b. interiors added this to josiebarber's ideas
July 3, 2012
for my backyard
auntsharonee added this to auntsharonee's ideas
June 26, 2012
did I add this already ??
plattimore added this to plattimore's ideas
June 25, 2012
A great patio stone for the rustic look
adipati added this to adipati's ideas
June 10, 2012
Cottage ideas
mitchelldurham added this to mitchelldurham's Favorites
May 29, 2012
dschoon added this to dschoon's ideas
May 29, 2012
backyard idea
rjreister added this to ritareister's ideas
May 28, 2012
White garden furniture
veroquerejazu added this to veroquerejazu's ideas
May 25, 2012
balcony stones and plants
smartwife added this to smartwife's Favorites
May 21, 2012
Darker rock
markkostel added this to Cottage
May 11, 2012
idigress2u added this to idigress2u's ideas
May 9, 2012
kind of cozy.
cindaa6656 added this to cindaa6656's Favorites
May 7, 2012
coneil1 added this to coneil1's Favorites
May 6, 2012
old and grassy
terio818 added this to terio818's ideas
April 26, 2012
Front furniture
morei added this to morei's ideas
April 22, 2012
nice stone paved patio, would like more bed space with more variety of plants (colors and sizes) along the edges. Seems too sparse right now.
veryvicki16 added this to patio/landscaping
April 17, 2012
cindymyers3372 added this to cindymyers3372's Favorites
April 15, 2012
It would look great incorporated in my back yard
amberly101 added this to amberly101's Favorites
April 15, 2012
annlaustin added this to annlaustin's Favorites
March 30, 2012
ibsloany added this to ibsloany's Favorites
March 29, 2012
fuelman added this to fuelman's Favorites
March 26, 2012
Alyse Lansing Garden Design added this to Garden inspiration
March 15, 2012
patio, recycled material
duffyxx added this to duffyxx's ideas
March 14, 2012
Stone floor
sydney123 added this to sydney123's ideas
March 13, 2012
menace2tsar added this to menace2tsar's ideas
February 28, 2012
susanhad added this to susanhad's ideas
February 20, 2012
very interesting
bethnapier added this to patio/garden
February 14, 2012
Karla added this to karlajo's ideas
February 12, 2012
Can picture a relaxing day here.
D3 design studios added this to backyard
February 2, 2012
pavers with grass
Jack Elliott added this to jack_elliott's ideas
January 29, 2012
anniebellums added this to anniebellums's ideas
December 17, 2011
patio flooring
umbelina added this to umbelina's Favorites
November 25, 2011
Back a
bmichael01 added this to New House
November 21, 2011
chairs and bench
yodi added this to yodi's ideas
July 3, 2011
josee123 added this to josee123's ideas
July 3, 2011
stone floor
delred1 added this to patio
June 28, 2011
thewronghombre added this to thewronghombre's patios
June 25, 2011
Grass coming through patio. Simple.
conrae added this to conrae's ideas
May 22, 2011
laughloud added this to laughloud's ideas
May 21, 2011
susan cimino breines added this to Deck & outdoors
April 19, 2011
isaballa added this to backyard
April 11, 2011
deep in jungle look stepping stone path
cjachat added this to cjachat's ideas
April 8, 2011
patio pavers
lucypugh added this to lucypugh's ideas
April 3, 2011
Nicole Desloges added this to Patio
April 3, 2011
like the stones
kleopetra added this to kleopetra's ideas
March 29, 2011
white wood
dannil1974 added this to dannil1974's ideas
March 16, 2011
iperrybrown added this to iperrybrown's Favorites
March 1, 2011
Land scape
tsummers40 added this to tsummers40's Favorites
February 27, 2011
lush greenery
irenem added this to irenem's ideas
February 14, 2011
flagstone formation
macelleb added this to macelleb's Favorites
February 7, 2011
maca added this to maca's ideas
January 13, 2011
muebles terraza
rbyoshioka added this to rbyoshioka's ideas
December 25, 2010
kinda like this layout, but stones are too close together and need to be more random
lynnmullin added this to lynnmullin's ideas
November 17, 2010
don't like...messy
clara added this to backyard
September 26, 2010
acavallaro added this to acavallaro's Favorites
September 26, 2010
marymm added this to marymm's ideas
September 15, 2010
rustic pavers
rachel413 added this to rbullock413
September 2, 2010
moss and pavers set wide, have dark chairs
bolson added this to bolson's ideas
August 27, 2010
i liek the plant idea and of course the stone
jomrs added this to jomrs's ideas
August 21, 2010
natural, comfy
rachel413 added this to NVERLB Ideabook
August 3, 2010
rustic pavers, adirondack chairs, mossy
bunmun added this to Backyard Patio
July 22, 2010
Don't like moss in between
lyeo added this to lyeo's ideas
July 21, 2010
femmefaetal added this to pergolas
July 17, 2010
love this stone treatment
helen_of_rose added this to helen_of_rose's ideas
July 8, 2010
pboomer added this to pboomer's ideas
July 6, 2010
Different rock sizes
hopkinst added this to hopkinst's ideas
June 29, 2010
moonshinelane added this to moonshinelane's ideas
June 25, 2010
akacate added this to Outside
June 11, 2010
stone patio +wood fence
lindsmace added this to Dreamhouse
June 7, 2010
Such a cozy and intimate space with all the lush foliage.
katez added this to Patio
June 6, 2010
Shareen Webb added this to Outdoor Rooms
May 24, 2010
Think this type of patio also goes well away from the house as you can have randomized stepping stones in a pathway coming closer together to form the patio, and breaking back away into the landscape.
yvetted added this to patio
May 16, 2010
grass btwn stones
rachel413 added this to rachel413's ideas
May 15, 2010
like the moss and pavers, chairs done darker?
ellischainker added this to ellischainker's ideas
May 12, 2010
I love this garden
timberlake added this to timberlake's ideas
May 10, 2010
patio rocks
cfrankco added this to Cari's ideas
May 10, 2010
overall feel of the yard.
caseroa added this to caseroa's ideas
May 2, 2010
para mi side patio
andreagssr added this to andreagssr's ideas
May 2, 2010
stone patio
gracie added this to gracie's ideas
May 2, 2010
like random and irregularity...will work for back yard?
william Rogers added this to willdesign4u's ideas
May 2, 2010
The somewhat random pattern of the stone floor emphasizes the irregular shape of this patio, making a strength from what might otherwise have been perceived to be a weakness. Bold, unstructured plantings contribute to the eclectic nature of the garden setting.
foxy added this to foxy's ideas
May 2, 2010
Carol Taylor added this to ctaylor's ideas
April 25, 2010
conniesteffon added this to conniesteffon's ideas
April 23, 2010
stone and peacefulness, shaded
jan boeckmann added this to callygirlinmn's ideas
April 19, 2010
love this yard
mlkv added this to mlkv's ideas
April 12, 2010
tatedwinn added this to tatedwinn's ideas
March 15, 2010
claire atkinson added this to cajalyn1's ideas
September 25, 2009
yard idea
Margaret Everton added this to Summer Soirees: Entertaining
September 6, 2009
When serving food, create a quick professional look by spreading a white linen cloth on the table, using white dishes, sterling forks (easily found used at antique stores) and green cloth napkins and table plants to create a simple and quick service.
Tracey Johnson added this to whimsicalcottage's ideas
June 30, 2009
The patio looks like it's been there forever.
Fay Lynn added this to Outside
June 28, 2009
love this space,
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