Part of this mid-century modern home’s elegance is the backyard’s wonderful covered patio, which we enhanced by adding a lap pool, hot tub and fountain wall. The wall serves double duty, concealing the pool equipment while masking its noise and providing an ambient water sound. An elevated hot tub provides comfortable seating for relaxing in or out. The new garden’s border features a mix of exotic plants, including Japanese maples, tree ferns and kangaroo paws. And low-voltage lighting washes the walls at night, highlighting the sculptural qualities of the large pine tree.
Photos by Andrew Takeuchi