A Hip Backyard Saves on Water and Splurges on Style

Architects Heather Sanders-Jacob and Evan Jacob moved into their Craftsman bungalow in Oakland, California, nearly 15 years ago, and the home has been a labor of love ever since. They began by renovating the interior and painting the exterior a bold black with a lime green trim around the windows and doors. Last year, the couple leveled the original carriage house in the backyard to make room for a new garage with enough room to “actually fit a car in it,” Sanders-Jacob says. Their most recent project was to transform their formerly overgrown backyard by adding a new ground covering, new fencing and stylish new outdoor furniture. Learn More