A maple tree grows through an ipe deck in the garden that Mary Barensfeld designed for a family in Berkeley, California.
LEDs behind the slatted cedar screen cast a soft glow on the concrete and wood surrounding the lap pool.
The wall that wraps around the sunken pool was completed—like the seeded concrete pathway—with painstaking precision.
The resulting effect is a backyard with a pool at the center that is as nice to look at as to be in.
Across the path is the resident's favorite spot from which to take in the aquatic tableau: a rock garden and sitting...
Once in the pool, however, it feels more like the ocean.
A seeded concrete walkway leads from the rear driveway—the entrance used most often—and into the yard.
Before the addition of the approximately 750-square-foot pool (and its 65-square-foot hot tub), the lot was a scramble...
On an idyllic afternoon, members of the Oropeza and Castillo clans splash in the backyard pool framed by Trex decking...
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