Pergola/Lean to. This is not free or even cheap, but we would mostly live out here and it's cheaper than a conservatory. Can use reclaimed wood, and corrugated plastic to let the light in and keep all the rain out. It rains a lot here.
This is a very clever story' ivy Green Wall in a backyard to give a sense of privacy and hide the views of unkept neighboring backyards. This property currently has a stone wall and a chain link fence that lend themselves to achieving a design like this.
A little piece of Mediterranean in Malibú .... Richard Shapiro ,designer and antiques dealer ,created a beautiful romantic villa with a strong Mediterranean feel in Broad Beach ,Malibu .This home was featured in the April 2011 issue of Architectural Dige