Steps at the rear of the backyard are concrete with wood planks on top. The steps, walk, fence, and patio are made of ipe, a Brazilian hardwood. The homeowners were hands-on when it came to landscaping, creating raised beds for vegetables and flowers. The fig tree in the middle is a relic of the house’s previous incarnation.
modern landscaping terrace pie deck reflecting pool granite patio. This Japanese-style yard in Berkeley, California might appear larger than it is, but that’s all due to the illusion created by extending the garden design upward against the hillside.