This European style home more than doubled its useable size of the backyard by integrating the vacant lot next door. The client’s intention was to create an elegant, welcoming landscape and an interesting entertainment space in the back, complete with fire and water features as main focal elements. The centerpiece of the project is a diving pool designed to act as a water fountain when not in use. The spa area with stone walls and steps is surrounded by lush perennials gardens and a circular stone fire pit. The element of fire is used again in the covered patio area that houses a refurbished outdoor gas fireplace. Low voltage outdoor lighting creates an entirely new atmosphere for this space at night, highlighting trees and unique architectural elements. The total effect of this new garden is remarkable.