2003 Idea Houses

The same team worked on both home landscapes. This backyard includes more deluxe outdoor living options.

A long patio bordered by a low retaining wall spans the rear of the house, allowing easy access from the kitchen and dining room. The patio is anchored by a built-in barbecue. Off to one side is a freestanding fountain wall (right) constructed of stacked glass and stone slabs.

A secondary patio (above) ― up a set of broad steps and somewhat removed from the house ― is organized around an outdoor fireplace for year-round entertaining in the garden. The uppermost tier of the garden features a hot tub set into an arbor-covered deck. Corner posts on the arbor create the illusion of an outdoor room. We installed privacy curtains made of outdoor fabric shortly after this photo was taken.


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