Backyard makeover: Space to unwind
From lawn to private retreat, a new outdoor living room makes a small home feel twice as big
The before shotOut with the old, in with the new
Griffith replaced the lawn (shown at left) with an inviting outdoor living room that covers every square inch of the small yard and extends the Kimbreys' living space beyond the walls of their 1,200-square-foot house. The new open-air room includes an alfresco dining area, a water garden and wildlife habitat, and a lounge area at the rear of the property.
Design: Jay Griffith, Venice, CA (310/392-5558)