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The clients

Busy tech professional with 3 small boys

Existing Conditions

A Eucalyptus grove with hilly terrain andĀ  little room for entertaining or for the boys to run around and play soccer. A very small travertine patio and crowded plantings installed for theĀ  “quick sale” of the home.

The Challenge

Add retaining walls in a meaningful (see bocce ball court) way that created more flat play space for the sports area.

To add sun when needed without creating darkness inside the house for an outdoor dining space (see our automatic canvas sun shade that opens and closes on the arbor).

To create a thoughtful flow from cooking area to seating area to fire pit lounging.

To have good outdoor lighting so that they can entertain at night and cook outside year-round.

To allow the boys to be boys and have some FUN!

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