Outdoor living spaces on several levels can make the most of a challenging site. Because the Folsom, California, backyard
is bordered on two sides by a driveway, and electrical poles and lines are visible beyond their back fence, the landscape
architects decided to draw the focus of the garden inward. To do that, they placed a pool in the center of the backyard and
added three patios on three levels around it.
Hugging the home’s main level, the top patio--and the pool beside it--sits 3 feet above the bottom patio, creating a seamless
transition from indoors. A midlevel patio provides space for dining and grilling; while the lowest patio, at ground level,
features a fireplace with built-in storage for firewood.
Design: Mike and Annette Heacox, Luciole Design, Sacramento (lucioledesign.com or 916/972-1809).
Installation: Deco Construction, Folsom (decoconstruction.net or 916/496-1666).
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