Even the dog likes it: it is a stroll-across water feature, complete with concrete stepping stones, that is element of a back yard renovation as created by Huettl Landscape Architecture. And that is only a tiny element of the attractions in this easy-to-enjoy outdoor living space. Behind nicely weathered cedar privacy fencing, feathery aspens border a patio and al fresco dining spot comprehensive with a handy grill for quick cookouts. A steel and wood-slat pergola shelters this multi-purposes region as effectively, helping to diffuse the sunshine a tranquil pond, full with floating lilies, flows about a low concrete wall that separates 2 of the outside “rooms” and offers the height for a trickling cascade. On the other side of the wall and its waterfall, native grasses of all sorts give a sense of “cool” and touches of colour.
Kitty-corner from this lounge location, shrubs drape gracefully more than fencing and shade a redwood bench, secluded in its cozy nook yet nevertheless inside effortless interaction of other seating. Square pavers form an informal, rambling patio connecting all the regions, even though wide paths of white stone supply a good accent for dark planters holding what appear to be herbs or other kitchen greens — a sensible aspect to a fairly tiny space that supplies an added advantage for its owners. In the plans, it is simple to see how these “rooms” can give family members just enough space for privacy — or be one particular expansive location for a large gathering of guests. For quiet contemplation or active entertaining, then, it is a winner: the Mangan residence redo by Huettl Landscape Architecture.