This modern minimalist back yard entertaining area is simple and striking. Various elements and textures play off each other to create interest and tranquil moods. The main feature is the water element with a sheer decent spilling from a charcoal colored granite accent wall. Three separate basins each with different material crate a unique and distinctive space. Exotic Mangaris wood, similar to Ipe, is the deck material, oiled to bring out the natural wood tones. Multi-tier decks help to define the use of the space into a main deck leading from the house, to the upper raised portion with intimate built-in wood seating and pre-cast fire bowl. Drought-tolerant plantings offset the strict geometry of the hardscape. Fescue lawn brings in a block of vibrant green softness and contrasts with the bordering black Mexican beach pebbles. A floating accent wall serves an aesthetic purpose of defining the seating area perimeter but also has a practical back rest application. U truly unique small space with a grand overlook.