Lutz Residence, Alamo

Alamo, California

This spacious garden provides for outdoor entertainment with a fluid succession of formal and informal areas. A generous lap pool and adjacent spa are directly accessible from the two of home's bedrooms. A fireplace and dining and entertainment patio are adjacent to the pool deck. The pool, spa and fireplace are aligned in a formal view axis. Seen from the spa, the warm glow of the fireplace reflects in the pool. From the fireplace patio, one enjoys views of the spa framed by crepe myrtle trees. The back area includes a main terrace, a lawn area, an accessible hillside and a water feature. The pond can be traversed by stepping-stones to enter an informal area of the garden. Low walls with horizontally articulated ledger stone unify the garden.

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