Mod Overlook

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.

Accent wall with striated granite face and sheer decent spillway into pond basin. Smooth white concrete walls and corten steel basin. Wood deck and fence. Colored concrete poured in place steps.Elevated 'floating deck' with Mangaris wood. Black precast concrete fire bowl surrounded by built-in seating with perimeter fence. Fescue lawn with an accent ribbon of black Mexican beach pebble.Elevated wood deck surrounded by black Mexican beach pebbles. Water feature with striated granite accent wall spills into a pond basin. Fescue lawn in foreground.modern-spacesModern back yard entertainment space with granite accent wall and spillway. Smooth white walls contrast against dark Mangaris wood deck. Fescue lawn in foreground with a ribbon of black Mexican beach pebbles. Space overlooks San Gabriel Valley and hills of Cal Poly Pomona's CLA building.Elevated 'floating' Mangaris wood deck surrounded with ribbon of Mexican beach pebbles. Smooth white accent wall doubles as a backrest and helps to define the space. Pre cast Eco Smart fire bowl burns clean ethanol fuel. Fescue lawn softens up the hardscape.Modern overlook back yard with multi-level wood deck. Perimeter fence with horizontally running boards surround the space. A water feature with 3 tiers give movement and ambient subtle noise and serenity. Drought tolerant plantings and fescue lawn soften up the hardscape. Tight geometry and strong lines convey a mod minimalist feel.Granite accent wall with sheet-flowing water feature. Wood deck with Eco Smart fire bowl.Low voltage underwater lighting in creates an ambient glow onto the elements of this modern water feature. Striated granite, smooth concrete, and corten steel make up this three-tier basin.Colored concrete steps up to a multi-level Mangaris wood deck. Smooth white walls with low voltage lighting. Built-in outdoor seating with pre-cast concrete fire bowl. Striated granite accent wall with sheer decent spillway into a pond basin.Side view of three-tier water feature. Elements are striated granite accent wall with sheet flow spillway, smooth stucco in middle basin, and corten steel in third basin. Mangaris wood deck (similar to Ipe wood) surrounds the water elements for seating and enjoyment.