Contemporary Beachside Garden

Roxy Wolosenko in Pleasant Hill, CA on Houzz

All photos © Jude Parkinson-Morgan

This contemporary beachside landscape was transformed for an active professional couple with newborn twins and a full-size dog. Goodbye to deteriorating artificial turf and backyard flooding. Hello to a livable, easy to maintain landscape with cozy areas made for relaxation and entertaining.

Their new exterior is clad in a modern mix of sustainable materials – metal, wood, stone, and concrete— fused together so that their outside rooms now act as a natural extension of the home’s stylish interior.

Boardwalk-style plank pavers greet your arrival outside the front entry gate, and lead you into the front and side yards. These are among the elements that immediately bring the beach to the house and gives the garden a sense of place.

The backyard features an outdoor kitchen, a poured concrete and redwood bench for lounging around a new fire pit, a shaded dining patio, and a hot tub corner for soaking. A new outdoor shower was also installed for easily ‘washing off the beach.’