A family friendly garden with contemporary style


This award winning* contemporary outdoor entertaining space was designed for a family with young children. The new design reduces the amount of lawn but still provides play space for kids and an area to cook and relax. A retaining wall creates terraced rooms from the previously sloping, under-utilized lawn. The top terrace connects directly to the house and provides space for a grill, and outdoor dining area. A fountain and sandbox centered on the living room doors allow for a direct line of sight to children playing outside. As the children grow, the sandbox can be retrofitted as an outdoor fire-pit. Materials including Ipe wood decking and poured concrete walls were selected for durability and a clean modern aesthetic. The lower terrace provides a lawn, outdoor shower and drought tolerant colorful planting beds that also provide privacy from an adjacent park.

*2014 CLCA 1st place Small Residential Installation by Prime Landscape.