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Mediterranean Backyard

By: Barbara Ballinger
November 25, 2014
Landscape designer Michael Glassman takes a formerly concrete backyard and transforms it into a Mediterranean-designed retreat.
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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.

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Functional Focal Point

A fireplace is a stunning focal point, while also being a functional place to cook outdoors, from favorite breads to fish.

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Light It Up

Night lighting can be discreetly installed along the house or under a terrace roof as Glassman did in this yard.

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Keep It Cool

Use a ceiling fan outdoors keeps cool air flowing on steamy days.

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