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Sprawling Urban Oasis

Two large oak trees dictated the symmetrical design of this backyard.

Landscape architect Ron Holbrook wanted classic architectural details to define this Toronto yard. Two pavilions draw the eye outward from the house. A gravel area with bistro table is a casual spot to snack after a swim, with comfortable lounge chairs flanking each side of the pool. In the foreground, an upper terrace offers a more formal dining area for entertaining.

See more of Holbrook's landscaping projects in our photo gallery.

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