Manhattan Beach Garden Transformation

Manhattan Beach Garden Transformation

Jonathan
Apr 24, 2008

This week's LA Times Home & Garden feature story is the makeover of a Manhattan Beach garden. Designer Sandy Koepke took salvaged furniture and accessories and created an eclectic, rustic patio. More after the jump...

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The home the patio is connected to is a two story Mediterranean style, built in 1997. The homeowners said "We went to some of the new homes around here, but all the gardens we saw had that generic 'outdoor living' look. Or we'd find gardens in design magazines, but they were too modern-looking." They finally saw the work of designer Sandy Koepke. Her vision for the 30 x 40 patio was to be "...a Mexican village square where people gather with friends, share meals and bring jugs to fill at a communal water source. A wood-burning fireplace and rustic fountain would be focal points...."

Check out the entire article and see more pics here.

[ images by Carlos Chavez for LA Times ]

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