Nothing evokes the spirit of the ocean more than unobstructed cliff side views of the Pacific and nautical décor. This custom home was built to entertain guests who can’t help but enjoy the pleasures of sunny days and the warmth and light of the unique fire wall into the night. kitchen window opening out - ged4673
This project combines high end earthy elements with elegant, modern furnishings. We wanted to re invent the beach house concept and create an home which is not your typical coastal retreat. By combining stronger colors and textures, we gave the spaces a bolder and more permanent feel. Yet, as you travel through each room, you can't help but feel invited and at home.
Outdoor fire - mia_valerio_meek
12. Classically CoveredThis substantial pergola plays off the architecture of this San Diego home. And Houzzers were definitely saving photos of bluestone patios like crazy this year. Notable detail: The pavers that extend out across the lawn break free from the rectilinear shapes of the patio pavers. It’s a nice transition into the rest of the yard.See more of this remodel - dsharko
Is there anything more fun than outdoor entertaining? The house, patio and lawn all flow together to create one seamless space that appears to go forever. Here we worked to create the kind of atmosphere you find in an Italian Piazza with the outdoor market lights strung from the house to the tree and speakers hidden in strategic locations filling the air with music.
Photo Credit: Mark Pinkerton, vi360 outdoor paved area - clare_howard121
In the evening the garden walls are dramatically lit and the low planting wall transitions into a stone plinth for a soothing stone fountain.
Photo Credit: J. Michael Tucker stepped horizontal fence - fitzmenn
A patterned Lannonstone wall creates a private backdrop for the heated spa, featuring a sheer water weir pouring from between the wall’s mortar joints. Generous planting beds provide seasonal texture and softening between paved areas.
The paving is Bluestone.
could use gabion to section off hot tub - familywright
Pavilion at night. At center is a wood-burning fire pit with a custom copper hood. An internal fan in the flue pulls smoke up and out of the pavilion.
Octagonal fire pit and spa are on axis with the home's octagonal dining table up the slope and inside the house.
At right is the bathroom, at left is the outdoor kitchen.
I designed this outdoor living project when at CG&S, and it was beautifully built by their team.
Photo: Paul Finkel 2012