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K2 Signature Homes
Rear patio with custom wood-clad raised planter/bench using Thermory Ash. Exposed aggregate concrete hardscape.
Custom design and hand painted geometric mural on refurbished carport turned dining area, with recessed lighting, and a light wood outdoor dining table and chairs.
Biondo Cement Co Inc
Biondo Cement specializes in beautiful exposed aggregate patios, stamped concrete patios & concrete driveways! We offer free in-home estimates and also 3d patio renderings. Visit our website to see more of our work! www.biondocement.com
JRP Design & Remodel
One look at this remodel and you will see that opening up the interior living space to the spectacular backyard views was a simple decision at this home. With the addition of a La Cantina bi-fold door, this newly combined indoor/outdoor entertaining space has been transformed into the essence of breathtaking modern serenity. The moment you step outside, you are welcomed by an entertainer’s dream space. The new BBQ bar is wrapped in Mangaris hardwood. Topped in Dekton countertops, which takes its inspiration from elegant Italian marble, the white and grey Opera surface provides the perfect seating, serving and gathering area to toast the chef! The under-counter storage cabinets, drawers and beverage refrigerator keep all the accessories close at hand. The main motivation for this makeover was a dated patio that was failing and obsolete second story deck that had long since lost its luster. This re-fresh starts from the ground up where old concrete decking is replaced with new concrete pads and grass joints that create a soothing pattern to meet the pool and newly defined landscaping. The upper deck provides the perfect patio cover and now features a Mangaris premium hardwood ceiling with fans, inset heaters and lighting. This richly-toned ceiling coordinates beautifully with the bbq bar. The serene protected patio lounge seating area is now the perfect gathering spot for after-dinner aperitifs or late night movie night. The oversized patio table and bold woven seating offers a comfortable space to watch magnificent SoCal sunsets beyond the glass-like surface of the infinity pool or relax and enjoy an intimate conversation by the warmth of the backyard firepit. To complete the remodel, the modern and sleek upper deck railing now tops this new breathtaking outdoor living space. This backyard’s modern serenity is designed to fully enjoy the surrounding nature and magnificent views. Photographer: Andrew - OpenHouse VC
Matt Fajkus Architecture
Situated within a one-acre lot in Austin’s Tarry Trail neighborhood, the backyard of this existing 1933- vintage historical house was underutilized. The owners felt that the main drawbacks of the existing backyard were a general disconnection between each outdoor area and a general lack of relationship to the house proper. Therefore, the primary goal of the redesign was a scheme that would promote the use of the outdoor zones, with the pool as a centerpiece. The first major design move was to frame the pool with a new structure as a backdrop. This cabana is perpendicular to the main house and creates a clear “bookend” to the upper level deck while housing indoor and outdoor activities. Under the cabana’s overhang, an integrated seating space offers a balance of sunlight and shade while an outdoor grill and bar area facilitate the family’s outdoor lifestyle. The only enclosed program exists as a naturally lit perch within the canopy of the trees, providing a serene environment to exercise within the comfort of a climate-controlled space. A corollary focus was to create sectional variation within the volume of the pool to encourage dynamic use at both ends while relating to the interior program of the home. A shallow beach zone for children to play is located near the family room and the access to the play space in the yard below. At the opposite end of the pool, outside the formal living room, another shallow space is made to be a splash-free sunbathing area perfect for enjoying an adult beverage. The functional separation set up by the pool creates a subtle and natural division between the energetic family spaces for playing, lounging, and grilling, and the composed, entertaining and dining spaces. The pool also enhances the formal program of the house by acting as a reflecting pool within a composed view from the front entry that draws visitors to an outdoor dining area under a majestic oak tree. By acting as a connector between the house and the yard, the elongated pool bridges the day-to-day activities within the house and the lush, sprawling backyard. Planter beds and low walls provide loose constraints to organize the overall outdoor living area, while allowing the space to spill out into the yard. Terraces navigate the sectional change in the landscape, offering a passage to the lower yard where children can play on the grass as the parents lounge by the outdoor fireplace.