An Outdoor Oasis

Brookline

Cool Oasis in Chinchen, Brookline by Christie DustmanThis hidden gem ticks all the boxes for a backyard oasis: a cozy covered space, an open-air patio, and the sound of water with two waterfalls and lush plantings. And don’t forget the fish!

Focal Points

Sited to be the focal point from the back-of-house windows, this integrated entertaining area and outdoor space was designed for a family with three active children. The family was looking for a nature-based play feature, so we designed a pond with fish to engage the children, and added stepping stones and a wall in the pond area for tip-toeing access. Clay tiles placed within the wall add a unique touch. A mahogany Pergola connects the seating wall to the side of the house, mitigating the imposing back face of the house. A grill and comfy chairs offer a protected backyard space for an outdoor dining area with privacy provided by the lush plantings and fence panels.

Read the poem written by one of the children in the family. It will inspire you!

Photography by ©Tim Ireland

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