These compact yards go big on style
When the home was purchased, the 10-foot-wide side yard had not been touched since 1972. Because the house is only 1,400 square feet, the homeowners created an outdoor dining space as an extension of the living room. They placed a solar lit arrow directing guests to the other outdoor entertainment areas. They designed a barbecue area with a concrete counter top with horizontal siding and a large contemporary planting cube. Concrete step stones lead guests alongside the sculpture garden to the raised deck. The deck features a fire pit and reclaimed 1960's chairs and old street signs.