This garden has an amazing backdrop of live oaks and it is rare to be able to design around such an established canopy. We were mindful of low water areas and plants and used gravel as low impact hardscape for the roots. The garden’s calm openness is created through the use of negative space. We designed the central fire feature to be the hub of the garden. It is close to the back of the house so that one can enjoy the garden when sitting around it in the evening, but it is also a sculptural element by day. The modern shed, dining, and lounge areas make this space multi-functional for rest and relaxation.