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Metamorfosi
Metamorfosi
Bianchi Design
A complete metamorphosis was needed to bring out the buried treasure hidden beneath this yard, and a family of five rattlesnakes had to find a new home! Here’s the short list of the awkward elements that had to be remedied: First, the neighbors’ living room window peered perpetually (like, all the time) and directly into the yard with no privacy whatsoever. None. Second, the vast deep end swallowed up the patio and provided no place for furniture, or walking. Only tripping and treading water was allowed. Third, the sunken lawn must have been an arena of some sort! Intentionally excavated from natural grade a full -42″ from the patio, for no good reason. Fourth, the not-worth-a-visit ramada was the focal point for the entire yard. See it up close! It’s gone. Fifth, the spa was shoved against the farthest wall and provided no invitation. It was so bad, it never had a photo taken! See the statue peeing between the two short columns? It’s over there. Peeing in the corner as all little boys are want to do. Sixth, the bbq and fire place were non-functional and equally uninviting, and here’s a better view of just how crowded the furniture is. Don’t fall in! Last, we will not mention the boulder pile droppings distributed around the yard. Oops! Sorry. The first order of business was to spend several weeks tearing out everything but the pool shell. Then another few weeks were spent wheelbarrowing in a few hundred yards of top soil (there was no access) to fill the matador pit flush to a more relatable -18″. The large gaping trough was then discretely hidden with large removable stones, so it was out of sight but still serviceable. Second, the neighbor was screened instantly with a row of mature Texas Ebony trees in a raised planter, that also housed a sculptural ironwood tree as the focal point of the property, soon to be reflected in the pool’s richer Midnight Blue pebble tec finish. A hundred or so yards of shotcrete filled not only the reclaimed deep end, but also created a sun shelf and spa ledge, now the focal jewel in the foreground as a 360 overflow vanishing edge spa clad in Pewter glass tile from Oceanside Glass, and viewed from all the interior living spaces. The BBQ was tucked around the corner out of sight but still easy access. The fireplace for two gave way to a large inviting built in banco, with a splashes of colorful fabrics to draw one out. The fire pit serves about 10 people easily, for hours at a time. Last but not least, the foreground of the pool became a sweeping entry shelf extending the full length of the pool, bedecked with fiberoptic starlights and six glowing bubblers set low, to just barely break the surface of the water, giving a lovely and tranquil sound while sleeping away with all retractable doors wide open. Simple. Serene. Self-evident. That is the remedy. If your project needs a similar touch, more or less, drop me a line and we’ll figure out a plan.
Project of the Month:  February 2019
Project of the Month: February 2019
Texas Custom Patios
This design included a structure that tied into the home and included a false open gable to highlight over the fire feature. Texas Custom Patios vaulted the ceilings and used a prefinished wood material to give it a natural wood look. We opened the flow through the living room to the outdoor living area by removing the traditional door and windows and replacing them with modern 2 panel and 3 panel sliding doors. In order to change the entire feel of the area, we lime washed the brick a gray color to remove the previous orange brick. We created a two-tiered, double-sided modern fire feature that had a unique encaustic style tile pattern on the bottom tier and stacked stone on the top tier. We built a small kitchen area that featured a grill, side burner, and fridge that was finished with a stacked stone and an exotic gray granite. Shea Seastrunk - Click Photography
Sonoma Private Residence
Sonoma Private Residence
Salt Shed Design Build
Exterior Fireplace
Patio - large modern backyard patio idea in San Francisco
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918
918
Jagoda Architecture
Example of a minimalist patio design in San Francisco with a roof extension
Terraced House
Terraced House
Hufft
Patio - mid-sized modern side yard stone patio idea in Kansas City with a fire pit
Bel Air Modern
Bel Air Modern
Koffka Phakos Design
Landscape Design by Ryan Gates and Joel Lichtenwalter, www.growoutdoordesign.com
Inspiration for a mid-sized modern backyard decomposed granite patio remodel in Los Angeles with a fire pit and no cover
Hillcrest
Hillcrest
Grounded - Richard Risner RLA, ASLA
Photos: Chipper Hatter
Example of a minimalist patio design in San Diego
Pool House
Pool House
Alloy Workshop
This renovation project transformed an existing two-car garage into a pool/guest house. We engaged the building with the existing pool area by opening up the side of the building with a 16′ wide sliding glass door system. We opened the space vertically by removing the ceiling joists and extending a new wood slat wall up and across the ceiling. A slate-faced entertainment center was built into the wood wall, incorporating a flat screen TV, gas fireplace, stereo components and game storage. Our clients encouraged us to think of this new space as an extended living room for the family. It is a space that can accommodate a kids’ pool party in the morning and a cocktail party that evening. Tucked in the back, and open to a private view of fields beyond, is a guest bedroom. This will allow the family to ‘camp out’ in the pool house while undertaking a renovation to the main house in the future.
Rear garden
Rear garden
SKOLNICK Architecture & Design Partnership
Example of a minimalist patio design in New York
Custom Spa & Deck, closed
Custom Spa & Deck, closed
Projects General Construction, Inc
Jim Bartsch Photography
Example of a minimalist patio design in Santa Barbara
Earth, Water & Fire
Earth, Water & Fire
Gardens by Gabriel, Inc.
Landscape by Gardens by Gabriel; Fire Bowl and Water Feature by Wells Concrete Works; Radial bench by TM Lewis Construction
Example of a mid-sized minimalist backyard concrete patio fountain design in San Luis Obispo with no cover
Our Work
Our Work
Groundworks Landscape Co.
Patio made of pavers with custom outdoor kitchen.
Inspiration for a large modern backyard stone patio kitchen remodel in San Luis Obispo with no cover
PORT LOCKSLEIGH
PORT LOCKSLEIGH
Ryan Burress - Landscape Design & Build
Patio - large modern backyard concrete patio idea in Orange County with a fire pit and no cover
Mid-Century Modern
Mid-Century Modern
David Thorne Landscape Architect
Repeating the clean, contemporary lines of the house architecture, a visitor’s eye is drawn to the saturated color of the stucco seat walls and the ledgestone walls beyond. A custom-designed water feature stands in front of the entryway and the outdoor dining area.
spa terrace
spa terrace
Huettl Landscape Architecture
spa terrace
Minimalist patio photo in San Francisco
Drexel
Drexel
Dana Benson Construction
Interior Design by Ross Cassidy Project Coordination by Elana Makovsky Parver Photography by Bethany Nauert
Inspiration for a modern patio remodel in Los Angeles
Outdoor
Outdoor
QS landscape inc
Wooden Bench, Fire pit
Patio - modern patio idea in Orange County
A new house in the land of prosecco
A new house in the land of prosecco
Tollot&C LLC.
Photo Zattarin Federico, design Martinelli monti pesavento
Minimalist patio photo in Miami
Glass Pavilion
Glass Pavilion
Movi Italia Srl
Example of a minimalist patio design in Los Angeles with a roof extension
covered patio
covered patio
Huettl Landscape Architecture
Minimalist patio photo in San Francisco
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