Firepits and Outdoor Living

grunbaumblog3Just got these pictures from a happy client. He celebrated the New Year with friends at his fab new pad, designed by Barbara Bestor. This Venice home is designed to evoke “floating clouds” and we played along with cantilevered details in the entry path and patio. In springtime the house will be fronted by a cloud of white flowering trees, too.

In the meantime, these photos reminded me that I haven’t blogged about firepits. I think they are the best “bonus” feature you can add to a garden. Especially in LA, where we often end up outside at parties, even when it’s 50 degrees in December. Plus, nothing makes an evening more magical and relaxing than watching flickering flames dance around.

Add low-voltage lighting, outdoor speakers, and maybe an outdoor TV/Projector, and your garden is ready for nighttime fun.

This home+garden was also featured in the LA Times, here – Barbara Bestor’s ‘floating bungalow’