Before the landscape makeover, first-time visitors to the Montecito, California, home often ended up at the back door instead of the front. A new pergola sitting astride the correct path makes the proper direction unmistakable. It’s especially pretty in winter when the leafless European white birches flanking it show off their white bark.
Design: Alida Aldrich, the Aldrich Company, Santa Barbara (805/969-3391).
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