Before & After

Landscape architect Dave Rolston sent me these great "before and after" garden shots for some smaller moderns, which were featured on the recent AIA tour. I included the images and text from the AIA brochure because I thought  they were so informative together. 

(Click on the photos to make them big enough to read.)
I'm crazy about this front patio, which transforms the entire exterior of the original house and generates more usable space, without adding on. 

Cool pool:
So many mid-century moderns have backyard pools that look dated, and people tend to leave them dated in order to preserve the integrity of the original architecture. Too bad. But I love what Dave did here, and it looks like such a simple fix, and kind of boutique hotel-ish, which is a good thing.