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How to create an all-family outdoor lounge

A family turns its unused backyard into a place to eat, drink, and play all year

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After: Space savored
Jennifer Cheung

After: Space savored

To help entice the family outdoors, Los Angeles landscape designer Steve Siegrist halved the lawn—leaving enough for the kids to play on—and ditched the family’s old hot tub. Then, inspired by the couple’s love of the tropics and the beach (they’re surfers), Siegrist built an open-air lounge and dining patio, separated by a cooling lily pond. Now, says Darren, “we spend as much time outside as we do inside.” Design:


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