The Moss brothers take inspiration from the homeowners Pacific Island heritage to completely transform their backyard. A custom redwood deck looks out onto a traditional Hapa shade structure featuring meticulous carved posts that sit on a scored concrete patio. Unique privacy walls features art panels inspired by tribal warriors. A redwood bench wrapped around an existing tree and drought tolerant native landscaping finishes off the yard.
Five minutes inside this home give the Moss Brothers all the information they need to transform a huge empty expanse into a lovely slice of Tuscan inspired hillside. Jake and Joel easily identify the family of three young boys who love to fish and a mom and dad with a penchant for Italian design to draw inspiration for this dream backyard. The landscape includes a sun-baked flagstone pathway leading to an open pergola held up by beefy iron pillars. This destination is adorned with a huge country table, sturdy douglas fir chairs with metal fish skeleton backs, and a sheer descent water wall cascading into a re-purposed iron basin. Rounding out the serene scene are plantings of large olive trees, Italian cypress, and two large lawns.
Jake and Joel clue in on the homeowners love of all things travel to bring some international intrigue into a bland backyard. This midcentury modern design starts with a retro-style lounge topped by a stunning gold-metal sunburst pergola. Supporting the pergola is a huge lodge-pole ringed with jack-leg chairs and an antiqued Old World map table. A brick patio, custom benches, a custom art wall and a one-of-a kind steel globe fire feature finish off the yard.
Jake and Joel use the homeowner's rustic Asian style to turn this uninspired backyard into a tranquil outdoor retreat. The focus of the yard is a massive metal elephant water feature popped by reclaimed fence-board walls that create a stunning sunray effect. Two natural stone seat walls are topped off with a custom grape stake trellis that represents the elephant's tusks. A flagstone walkway leads to a fire feature made of reclaimed tractor parts, as boulders and lush landscaping are placed perfectly to complete this yard.
Two art professionals who've created a masterpiece on the interior of their home will turn their backyard over to the Moss brothers for a complete overhaul. The crew cranks out all kinds of geometric shapes to bring an artsy, Cubist feel to the space. The scene includes sculptural monolithic walls that frame in a three-sided bench faced in copper. A flagstone patio outlined in moss plantings becomes home to three Cubist water features with reclaimed seat surrounds, while the entire picture is enclosed with unique minimalist plantings that add to the drama of the stunning setting.
In order to fill a forgotten backyard with peace and tranquility, Jake and Joel tap into the essence of the Far East for inspiration. In two days, they'll build a beautiful Asian inspired gathering place that blends traditional and modern design elements. It all starts with an intricately laid flagstone patio that creates the foundation for a kotatsu fire table and liquor shrine. Then, the existing storage shed gets transformed into a pagoda with a new roof ridge, curved eaves, shoji window, and a stunning gable. Landscape touches like a Zen sand garden, large boulders, and statuesque planters round out this mind blowing backyard.
Jake and Joel Moss kick up the cowboy cool starting with a lofty threshing wheel fire feature nestled in a stunning sunken conversation pit studded with railroad ties. A vast outdoor kitchen features a stone-studded barbecue station and an extra-long dining island capped in copper. The design is rounded out with a redwood skeet shooting deck that cantilevers over the grand valley.
Jake and Joel blend abstract art with suburban surrealism in this unique backyard. The centerpiece of the design is a massive checkerboard concrete patio that blends seamlessly into a 12- foot wall of illusion. Black and white walkways disappear into stunning mural walls that overlook metal trees and funky landscaping. A Venus flytrap fire feature looks onto a coffin shaped dining table rounding out the perfect entertaining space for these un-conventional homeowners.
The Moss brothers take their inspiration for this backyard makeover from the faraway land of Nepal. The result is a gathering spot for family and friends underneath a super-high pitched roof pergola adorned in festive paint and curved headers, a beefy Old World square table with sturdy matching bench stools, a huge stacked-stone terraced garden brimming with flowers and herbs, chicken coops roofed in cedar and an extra-long, two-tiered barbecue island with a drop-in grill.
After 5 minutes inside this home turns up tons of flowery artwork, pastel fabrics and fluffy pillows, the Moss Brothers decide to build a backyard designed to help a newlywed husband find some balance, all while staying true to the vintage farmhouse style his wife established inside. This happily-ever-after makeover includes a sitting deck and pergola off the bedroom door, another spacious deck and pergola along the garage wall, an antique wagon wheel bench set against a reclaimed wood wall, garden vegetable planting beds, and a distinctive roaster-grill combo.
The Moss brothers find their inner zen and bring a much-needed sense of calm to a hectic backyard. The outdoor oasis is centered around a namaste retreat, complete with a lotus-shaped fire feature floating on a tranquil pool and surrounded by concrete yoga dome seating. Across the yard sits a retro lounge with a slatted wall for privacy, a roof terrace covered in artificial turf and a new concrete block bar. To add to the period feel, the yard is finished off with vibrant plants and surrounded by red lava rock.
Jake and Joel stay true to the homeowner's style and makeover a backyard that is inspired by classic log cabin style architecture. A 7-foot rock covered fireplace is topped off with a hand made copper hood. Custom saw blade sculptures sit on top of live edge walls that flank the fireplace. A reclaimed crane mat deck extends through the yard with round timber rails as support. Custom furniture, new sod, and mountain like landscaping round out the yard.
The Moss brothers take on a midcentury modern makeover in the style of the home's architecture. The yard is huge and the design is overly ambitious for two-day makeover. They build an oversized bamboo composite deck and then add large timber walls with shelves and a vertical slatted backdrop, a brick fire feature with a stainless steel hood, uber-long brick planters and a bird lover's dream of a water feature complete with two sandhill cranes frolicking in the pond.