This oasis, just a stone’s throw from Lamar, was strongly influenced by the homeowner’s love of Asia. The small yard was filled with thriving grass, but it did not provide any usable space or any type of style. The first area to tackle was the existing patio and the future home for a hot tub. Overlaying the concrete patio, extending the usable deck space and wrapping the hot tub creates one large entertaining space. Boulders punctuating the the deck from beneath gives a nod to Japanese Zen gardens while using local materials. A custom pergola draped in wisteria and stone flooring create a dining space while the sound of the fountain provides a soothing backdrop for relaxation and contemplation. The perimeter beds are planted with bamboo for screening, palms, and native perennials for a dash of floral color.