Fun in front
By turning a sloped plot into a modern play den, a designer created usable family space where none existed before. In this
Greenbrae, California, front yard, Ive Haugeland (shadesofgreenla.com) placed concrete planters along the sidewalk, and filled them with ‘Firebird’ phormiums to create friendly screening without
totally blocking off the yard. The raised patio is edged with concrete to help level the area and create a flat lawn and distinct
spots for the family to dine, entertain, and play.
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