Landscape designer Michael Glassman takes a formerly concrete backyard and transforms it into a Mediterranean-designed retreat.
Dining With a View
Sheltered dining gets framed with columns supported by stone piers to add a rustic Mediterranean flavor. A large flowering tree is another focal point for those sitting or relaxing at opposite ends of the yard.
Functional Focal Point
A fireplace is a stunning focal point, while also being a functional place to cook outdoors, from favorite breads to fish.
Light It Up
Night lighting can be discreetly installed along the house or under a terrace roof as Glassman did in this yard.
Keep It Cool
Use a ceiling fan outdoors keeps cool air flowing on steamy days.
Simple Walking Path
Glassman designates separate areas with different materials, including a grassy oval and gravel pathway.