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NICK WILLIAMS PRESENTS
“Suburban Paradise”


Suburban  Paradise

Suburban  Paradise

Features:

  • Crafted front entry with first “outdoor room.”
  • Covered rear patio with outdoor fireplace
  • Fire pit and conversation area
  • Side yard dining room extension with cooking and barbecue area
  • Back yard Spa and free standing designer fountains

Suburban  Paradise

How do you transform a cookie cutter tract home in California into your own private paradise? The answer is to craft every inch of the space around the home to extend and enhance your living experience, and bring the same comforts you might expect in an indoor room to this exterior space.

By capturing the front yard, usually an unused asset, an entire “room” for outdoor entertaining was created. One narrow side yard was accented by a curving stone pathway that meandered through a densely planted landscape to create a private little paradise.

On the opposite end of the house, the 8 foot side yard was used to create an outdoor extension off the dining room with another raised stone patio, complete with a tiled outdoor island cooking center with a gas barbecue. A second water feature was then added to soften this area and provide the ever calming sound of spilling water.

An 11’x20’ covered patio area with an open beam wood ceiling literally transformed the back yard. A stone floor was added that flowed into a stunning outdoor fireplace covered with a veneer of rugged stonework. The area above the mantle was treated with a smooth, almost adobe-like finish in a soft, creamy color that added amazing warmth when contrasted with the open beam ceiling. The fireplace is the real focal point here, warming the space in the evenings to allow day or night use of the patio in all weather conditions.

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“BEFORE AND AFTER” SERIES:

"A BIRDS EYE VIEW" (STA)
"RESORT LIVING" (HER)
"A HILLSIDE RETREAT AT THE EDGE OF INFINITY" (DET)
"SIMPLE BUT STATELY" (NEE)
"DOUBLE OR NOTHING" (LAN)
"OUTDOOR RETREAT" (MA/SCH)

Online Garden Tour Part 3:(Coming Soon)