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Mid-sized tuscan backyard patio photo in Orange County with a fire pit
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Mid-sized tuscan backyard patio photo in Orange County with a fire pit —  Houzz

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jnov11 wrote:June 5, 2012
    angelbarbie wrote:June 30, 2012
    Hi, love how everything works perfect... can you please tell me what colour the house exterior is?

      crystalpistol wrote:August 29, 2012
      Did they fill in an old pool?

      • PRO
        AMS Landscape Design Studios, Inc.
        Sorry for the confusion, but no this is not an area where a pool was once located.

        This is a side yard 'Courtyard' where we lowered the patio 12" from the house. This was done for two main reasons. First, with outdoor 'Fireplace rooms', the goal is to provide a warm cozy area that feels a bit nestled in and a bit private. By simply lowering the area by 12", it helps to separate this patio from the house, promoting that cozy / nestled-in feeling... which could not be done without the huge help of the trees and plantings. The second reason for the 'sunken' courtyard patio is wind control. The house is located very close to the ocean and the afternoon / evening breezes that can really cool the air.

        So the combination of using the Tree's and plantings, the Fireplace & fountains, and by lowering the patio 12", all help to promote the design & atmosphere the clients desired.

        Just F.Y.I: The Pool for this project is in the rear yard.

        Drew Sivgals
        AMS Landscape Design Studios, Inc.
      • joanne1354
        Where can I get this fireplace? Is it a kit, or did you build it yourselves?
      yumart wrote:December 4, 2012
        koniecheard wrote:February 12, 2013
        Is the floor slate or quartzite?

        • PRO
          AMS Landscape Design Studios, Inc.
          The stone is a quartzite called 'Woodbridge', purchased from Walker Zanger (approx $5.75 sq ft). It is extremely durable and does not require much up keep, if any. I can highly recommend it.

          I hope this helps!

          Drew Sivgals
          AMS Landscape Design Studios, Inc.
        • Patti Hu

          How does this quartzite compare to Pennsylvania Blue stone in durability? Thanks!

        krissheridan wrote:March 31, 2013
        • PRO
          Urban Landscape
          Texas Mountain Laurel is the tree to the right by the fireplace - extremely difficult to get in California - 2 week quarantine but a stunning tree
        • Nancy (San Jose CA 9b)
          I've been looking for Texas Mountain Laurel trees here in California and I've just about given up. I didn't realize there was a quarantine - that helps explain it. Any idea who might be able to provide these trees?
        suzannez wrote:August 5, 2013
        I love the color on the stucco and trim, could you please share?

          tskp wrote:August 9, 2013
          Nice fireplace. What is made of and what trades people do it?

            charleen28 wrote:March 3, 2015
            No question, just stunning!!!!!

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