functional family fun

This backyard retreat was a complete re-do. A growing family needed more livable space without going through the expense of a complete home remodel. Our solution was to essentially add 4 “rooms” and functions to the outdoor space. The covered casita is open on 2 sides to the garden, and with its solid roof acts as a secondary living room. Next we added a dining and outdoor kitchen area. The pool uses the entire depth of the opposite side of the lot to create a sense of balance. The hardscape materials are simply colored concrete and painted brick veneer. The plantings are bold and graphic, as well as low maintenance.