fire pit

just about perfect. probably opt for gravel to surround fire, & an elevated pit. could leverage space beneath bench for fire wood storage, or design wood storage into the wall backing the bench.

Dream Landscapes: 10 Perennial Gardens Inspired by Piet Oudolf

// Vineyard Retreat by Scott Lewis Landscape Architecture. Photography by Matthew Millman

Private #garden in Richmond, Surrey...structural hedging, a focal pond with aquatic planting, and herbaceous borders and lawns

Square lawn with lollipop topiary as a foreground screen and backed by semicircular hedges for a refreshing formal look (Richmond, Surrey).

Penda combines stepwells with water mazes for garden design

A New Landscape by Penda Is Inspired by Indian Stepwells and Water Mazes,Courtesy of penda

Mounds of Buxus break up the contemporary layout. Kids love running round these…

Mounds of Buxus break up the contemporary layout. Kids love running round these - I think it's like telly tubbie land! The single Catalpa becomes the main focal point

Stonemarket Beachside Paving

I like this paving. Beachstone is a modern block paving range from Stonemarket that would add clean, subtle and elegant elements in to any outdoor space. Perfect for a patio or path - available as a project pack at MKM.

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Photos by Robertson Design via Designboom. Houston firm Robertson Design masterminded this gorgeous board-formed concrete home—simply, and aptly, named the "Concrete Box House"—in an undisclosed Texas town.