Before And After Outdoor Space
The bones were there but Landscape architect Sasha Tarnopolsky removed a small lap pool, which was located just a few feet from the back door, and in its place installed a simple concrete patio that acts as an extension of the dining and living areas. She added a concrete bench at the end of the patio to provide built-in seating and placed a discreet water feature nearby (water bubbles up through gravel from a cistern hidden below). Tarnopolsky filled most of the remaining space with lawn, providing a soft contrast to the hard geometry of the concrete forms. The rest of the landscaping consists of simple, low-maintenance plants. From My Home Ideas.