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Outdoor dining in Santa Clara, CA

The Clients wished to transform the backyard in a more contemporary and functional space that could be used by the whole family, including their dog, to relax and entertain.


Their main requirement was to create an area for dining and cooking with a built-in grill and prep area.

It was also important to provide protection from the mid-day sun, without blocking the light into the house.


We added a raised bed to grow mint that the Clients use often.

Fruit trees were added along the boundary both for their produce and to improve privacy.


Some of the lawn was kept for the dog’s use, but most of the planting is made of low-maintenance California natives and Mediterranean drought-tolerant plants that provide interest all year-round.

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