Oakland, CA

This narrow strip of front yard was converted into an elegant patio area by Paesaggio. Cut bluestone in ashlar pattern creates the illusion of spaciousness while the alternating curved forms of a fountain pool and a set of brick stairs leading to the house create a gentle switchback that break up the linearity. Brick pilasters topped with planted urns, a playful lion fountain centerpiece, and plantings of roses, Boston ivy and Japenese maples enhance the enjoyment of the space.