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This Old House
This Old House • 39 weeks ago

A patio floor without rectilinear lines complements the organic shapes found in nature, for a relaxed, easygoing effect. | Photo: Wendell T. Webber

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Loose gravel in shades of gray, white, and tan gives this raised patio a beachy feel to complement the relaxed look of the low-slung wood-sided cottage it sits behind.

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