Los Angeles-based landscape designer Laura Morton transforms an unsightly driveway lined with pool equipment into a magical dining terrace & outdoor kitchen at this 1934 Spanish Colonial Revival home in West Hollywood. View the photo slideshow or click here to read the full story.
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AFTER: Laura Morton designed a multifunctional structure that “floats” around the pool equipment with shape and volume to soften the boxiness of it. Finished, it is completely open on the backside with two front doors. A special “turban” was built by the carpenter to lift off the filter and an old wrought-iron grill was used to “cage” the heater. A new gate at the top of the driveway extends the view and blue painted oak barrels balance the blue fence. The steps with cut corners repeats the bay window design and extend wider than the doorway that leads to the house kitchen, so there is plenty of room for pots. Trees and bougainvillea were laced out to allow in more light for the fruit trees and other edibles.