This is another possibility as you enter the backyard.....pergola, bench and a beckoning path
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Lovely outdoor space
BBQ area with Pergola. i could do without the ivy but NOW THAT is a modern pergola.
Contemporary steel & timber pergola draped in Boston Ivy
Arbor - diffuse an tall exterior wall, add shade and/or planting structure, create interest - frame spaces, doors and windows.
Ipomoea sp., but could use Tetrastigma voinierianum, Hedera helix, Hedera canariensis, Podranea ricasolianaa, Bougainvillea, Tumbergia grandiflora, Rosa x wichuaiana, etc - Google+
Copper plumbing pipes wired for lighting! Oh the possibilities!