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Usually, when people decide to reclaim an overgrown and neglected backyard, they hand off the job completely to someone else. Not this family. Carolyn and Hector Llorens and their son, John, each designed major parts of it, involving themselves in every detail. The result is a series of garden rooms that can be fun, relaxing, peaceful, or exhilarating. Each outdoor area links to a room in the house, bringing the outside in.

Usually, when people decide to reclaim an overgrown and neglected backyard, they hand off the job completely to someone else. Not this family. Carolyn and Hector Llorens and their son, John, each designed major parts of it, involving themselves in every detail. The result is a series of garden rooms that can be fun, relaxing, peaceful, or exhilarating. Each outdoor area links to a room in the house, bringing the outside in.

GatesHouse(EOSTheBook)-16, techno bloc patio with raised beds, trellis, Ikea patio chairs

GatesHouse(EOSTheBook)-16, techno bloc patio with raised beds, trellis, Ikea patio chairs

The different “rooms” in this courtyard are defined by the ground materials. The living area features a perfect turf “rug” surrounded by brick.

The different “rooms” in this courtyard are defined by the ground materials. The living area features a perfect turf “rug” surrounded by brick.

A planted edge like this might be a good idea in our gravel seating area, to stop people steping off directly and keep the gravel off the lawn. Plus SWING SEATS.

A planted edge like this might be a good idea in our gravel seating area, to stop people steping off directly and keep the gravel off the lawn. Plus SWING SEATS.

One of my biggest backyard dilemmas since I've lived in this house has been the fence along the back of my backyard. There used to be tr...

One of my biggest backyard dilemmas since I've lived in this house has been the fence along the back of my backyard. There used to be tr...

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