This project is located on the westside of Santa Cruz where wind and fog can be a big deterrent to outdoor living. The goal of the project was to create a comfortable, warm outdoor living room which expands the indoor living space. This was created by designing a lower patio area which is protected from the elements. A firepit keeps the owners and their guests warm and cozy, while the water feature and spa set a relaxing tone. The plant palette provides year-round color, texture and beauty.