Small city gardenContemporary Patio, Amsterdam
Cosy outside living room. Sitting underneath the pergola with a protecting cloth. Garden made up of 50-50 plants-hard materials. Transparent bridge over a small pond. Lighting provided for evening use.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
2. Raise a roof. A pergola with a solid roof, rather than plants, will give you a year-round extra room. Simply add fairy lights and outdoor heating or a fire bowl, and grow climbers up support poles.
The hardscaping is subtle — mostly wood and dark gray concrete tile. The built features of the garden frame and support the plants, without attracting too much attention to materials and design. Though the garden is relatively young, completed in the spring of 2012, we can already see where eager plantings will fill in and transform the space.Visitors enter the garden from above, using an outdoor staircase off the living room. It’s from this angle that we see the charming new garden shed and its green roof. The garden is often enjoyed at night but also from inside and from above. The living roof is a welcome feature for the clients as well as for the neighbors.