Harter Ln. La Canada

This spectacular Spanish style hillside home was in need of breathing room. A very cramped rear yard and side porch did not lend itself to the lifestyle of the owners who enjoyed entertaining regularly. The yard over looks over 2 acres of hidden property below. recapturing this view was top priority. We connected the small patio to the rear yard with a bridge that led to the new cabana. The cabana is hexagon in shape and is the center hub of activity in the yard. At every angle this configuration allowed us to engage the many isolated parts of the yard. Opening inviting views and access to the pool, out-door grill, side patio, lawn area, and views to the lower property. The existing hand-build river rock fire place was incorporated into the design and is a functional and beautiful focal point
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View from the spa includes the river rock fireplace cabana and cigar/scotch house in the background. Kurt Bednar
“Tile hearth” — motownquinns
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View from the center open space includes the cabana and cigar/scotch house in the background. Kurt Bednar
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The newly created space opens to the main house, pool and yard make for a dramatic transition between each area. Kurt Bednar
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During the hot summer months, the open pergola helps keep the space cool through convection. Kurt Bednar
“fan over k/dr” — alicehyde
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Each opening frames a particular view into the yard, inviting you to explore the stunning features the yard has to offer. The entertainment center has full surround sound and 60" LCD flat screen TV perfect for gaming or watching a romantic movie next to the open fire. Kurt Bednar
“roof” — bwalizer
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Before photo of the rear yard and old trellis. Kurt Bednar
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View from the outdoor cigar/scotch house to the cabana and main house. Kurt Bednar
“Like the roof” — dop317
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This before photo shows how the patio was disconnected with the back yard. In the new photos you can see the bridge I created to mate this small space to the back yard. Kurt Bednar Flintridge Design
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The new bridge now makes the connection from the patio to the rear yard. In-turn, creating a circular flow between the eating area-backyard-and pool patio/cabana. It created a much needed space area now used for morning coffee and afternoon relaxation. Kurt Bednar Flintridge Design
“Terra cotta tiles for front stoop?” — CCY designs
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