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A California vineyard gets an outdoor-living upgrade. Courtesy Of Fredell Enterprises

The Specs:

Location : A residential vineyard in Santa Ynez, Calif.

Landscape Architects : William Joyce Design, San Diego, Calif.

Landscape Contractor: Down To Earth Landscape, Inc., Santa Barbara, Calif.

General Contractor: Chavez Construction Inc., Santa Barbara, Calif.

Mason: Sean Wooley, San Francisco, Calif.

Amenities : The design and construction of this project took six months and includes a new gravel driveway with stone path entry, an olive orchard with winding pathway leading guests to a reservoir, an outdoor wood BBQ with concrete and IPE wood countertops, a bocce court, stone fire pit, decomposed granite paths, outdoor dining table seating for 20, a wood and iron shade trellis, and an outdoor copper bathtub with views to the distant vineyard.

The plant palette consists of native and drought-tolerant plants that blend with the seasonal colors of the vines.