This large yard in Silverlake is heavily used by a family with three young girls. The steeply sloped lot was a challenge (see “before” pictures) but now offers various usable levels that includes a patio and a flat lawn for a wide variety of activities. The new concrete patio space is great for entertaining with comfortable furniture and shade provided by oversized umbrellas when needed. It’s a gathering place for family and friends. Views of the Silverlake hills complete the picture. The hardscape also provides a place for kids’ activities such as small scooters and other wheeled toys, bouncing balls and chalk art. A flat lawn below includes a swing set and a custom-built play house. The lawn is accessible by both new steps and a slide! Lush, water-wise plantings, including new flowering trees and a privacy hedge, envelope the yard in greenery.
Photos by @SarahFordCreative