Contemporary Backyard in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

contemporary backyard

This contemporary Crown Heights, Brooklyn backyard features horizontal cedar fencing, a playset for the kids, a bluestone patio, Mexican beach stones, custom-built cedar and black metal planter boxes, and contemporary furnishings.


Cedar is an excellent choice for an outdoor wood.  It has a 15-20 year life-expectanacy and can be painted or oiled any color.  We’ve oiled it to help bring out the natural richness of the wood without masking it in any way.  We recommended furnishings that would work well with the contemporary theme, as well as be comfortable and inviting for a family of four.  We also assisted the client with the design of an outdoor playground for their children.  Plantings include sky pencil hollies, maiden grasses, white hydrangeas, a crape myrtle, a cherry tree, bamboo, yellow thread-leaf coreopsis, and creeping Jenny.


Need Inspiration? Check out these 25 stunning gardens curated by “Planted Well”