Stunning Structures: Canyon-View Pool and Outdoor Kitchen With Fire Pit

Shaded by an arbor, this La Jolla outdoor kitchen is surrounded by a low wall of red brick that provides extra seating. Both the kitchen and the adjacent pool have stunning views of the nearby ocean and valley.

Photo By: Martin Mann

Photo By: Martin Mann

Photo By: Martin Mann

Photo By: Martin Mann

Photo By: Martin Mann

Photo By: Martin Mann

Photo By: Martin Mann

Photo By: Martin Mann

Photo By: Martin Mann

Photo By: Martin Mann

La Jolla Home With Scenic Overlook

Though it's located on one of the best streets in La Jolla, Calif., the back of this home was once overrun with myoporum and acacias that blocked views of the canyon and ocean. To help reclaim the rear garden, the Torrey Pines Landscape Company cleared away the plants and added a modern living and entertaining space beneath the pergola.

Contemporary Outdoor Living Room

Brick steps lead to the lower lawn, where the landscape architects created an outdoor living room complete with a bar, barbeque, two armchairs and fire pit. From here, the owners can sit back, relax and watch the sun set over the Pacific.

Landscape Lights Cast Warm Glow at Night

For maximum visibility, the Torrey Pine team installed landscape lights along the concrete walkway. With a pendant light hanging from the pergola and a sleek fire pit to the left, this outdoor space practically glows when the sun sets.

Brick Trim, Pavers Create Cohesion

Though this outdoor living room is brand new, brick columns and trim help it feel cohesive with the existing landscape. Brick pavers complement the design and cut through a lush little garden.

Brick Wall With Sleek Fire Pit

A brick wall with a built-in fire pit makes this outdoor space feel sleek and sophisticated. During the day, the pergola provides shade from the sun, but at night, the fire pit promises to keep the owners and their friends warm.

Stainless Appliances in Outdoor Kitchen

Against the far side of this outdoor space, a stainless grill and dining table give the owners room to entertain.

Outdoor Space Includes Versatile Seating

With an eat-in counter, sitting area and fire pit, this outdoor space can easily accommodate large parties and more intimate gatherings. Keeping the furniture within a black-and-white palette ensures that everything matches.

Refinished Pool Meets Raised Spa

With the help of Mission Pools, the pool was remodeled and refinished with a dark blue lining. A separate raised spa area completes the space, and allows the owners to enjoy views of the ocean while they're relaxing.

Backyard With Flow and Flowers

From the top of the stairs, guests can see just how well the backyard's different spaces flow together. Lush green grass and flowers decorate the landscape and enhance its natural beauty.

Brick Wall Features Water Fountain

For additional ambiance, the landscape architects added a water fountain to the garden. Two planters flank the feature on either side and complement the color of the brick wall.

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