Carmel HighlandsContemporary Patio, San Francisco
Seat rocks at the fire pit provide an opportunity to stop and take in the magnificent view. Photography: Matthew Millman, RTD
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Interplant hardscape to establish traffic patterns. Not only does interplanting soften harsh lines, but it can also slow the visitor’s gait and establish traffic patterns in large areas of hardscape. People will generally avoid stepping on plants, preferring to be ushered to destinations by subtle living reminders.
The large boulders used in this coastal landscape provide abundant seating around the fire pit while maintaining the naturalistic feel of the site. Built furniture would clutter the foreground, detracting from the rugged beauty of the place itself; this rustic seating solution blends with the surroundings.