Saturday, September 25, 2010

THE BEFORE AND AFTER

About four years ago I decided I had to have a grotto ( you know the feeling ). So with the help of a little man power, by the name Paul Adams ( the best tile layer in the world ) we moved the fountain and built a grotto. Using broken concrete, sea shells and some cement mix we made a  J.Paul Getty Malibu Museum grotto. Well, maybe not quite, but you get the idea.

         

11 comments:

Angie said...

I'm so jealous!! It looks amazing. I would LOVE to have special spot like that in my own backyard!

Barbara said...

I am going to take shots of the yard tomorrow and email them to you. My lord, do I need inspiration! Just remember, I'm broke!

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Love it! Is that Spanish moss? Did you have it shipped in?

the gardeners cottage said...

i want a grotto now.

~janet

Hollywood forever, Kevin said...

Thanks Ladies, Find a shady spot and you can have one as well. Think, north side of house.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

This is so inspiring! I want a grotto. The back of my house is the north side so thinking I could achieve something like this.

I love looking at everything at your house.

Scott Waterman said...

Kevin I've been to some pretty wonderful grottoes: Vicaya in Miami, Stourhead in Wiltshire, but none more charming than yours.


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Mlle Paradis said...

grotto fabulous!

Straight Talking Mama! said...

this is so fabulous, I wish! Sadly this wouldn't work where I currently live but one day!

Suzanne said...

lol! I have never experienced that "have to have a grotto feeling", but I love the idea of it...hmmmm.....;o
It's beautiful.

Amber Von Felts said...

I DO know the feeling! Me and my neighbors made a "Ghetto Grotto" and then it turned into the Hot Tub Grotto. I'll have to post pics on my blog. I love the accents of blue you have in all of your designs. It is very complimentary to the emerald greens! I love it!