Beach Contemporary

Photograph by Jerry Pavia

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Julie Burg added this to Julie's Ideas29 August 2021

Like the plantings around and the stones on the side.

mia_snow added this to Landscape4 August 2021

Fire pit area, crushed rock around fire pit? & seating

Sara Moren added this to Sara's Ideas20 October 2020

Like the different seating areas interspersed with plants and rocks.

Tatiana L added this to Front Entry Courtyard10 September 2020

Before and After: See 5 Dramatic Front Yard Updates These makeovers, including a parking-strip farm and an entertaining hub, elevate the typical front yard There’s so much you can accomplish with a front yard, whether it’s cultivating curb appeal or creating an outdoor living space that encourages neighborly interactions. Although the backyard is often the priority when it comes to outdoor renovation projects, as the 2017 U.S. Houzz Landscape Trends Study reveals, the front yard is in hot pursuit. See how five homeowners enhanced their outdoor living spaces by redesigning their front yards. 4. A Collection of Gathering Spaces Yard at a Glance Who uses it: Sacha McCrae; her husband, Rob; and their son, Josh Location: San Clemente, California Total size of front and back yards: 4,600 square feet (427 square meters) Before: Homeowner and landscape designer Sacha McCrae of Living Gardens Landscape Design lived in a home steps away from the beach, but her overgrown front yard didn’t allow her to take advantage of the coastal views. It also didn’t appear all that inviting to friends and neighbors. After: The front yard is now a space for gathering. Multiple seating areas — such as an elevated deck with chaises and a circle of chairs around a fire pit —offer different experiences and destinations. (This photo was taken looking toward the ocean from the house.) Resilient, attractive and low-water plants like aeonium and elfin thyme (Thymus serpyllum ‘Elfin’, zones 4 to 8) edge the gathering areas, providing a soft break between the hardscape elements and adding color and texture to the design. Read more about this entire yard transformation