Front-yard entry deck - Instead of stairs, a three-level deck steps up to the front door of this raised post-and-pier-house on the island of Oahu. Tropical accessories on the deck and throughout the garden turned this entry into a personal paradise.
We were influenced by the many lush tropical gardens in our coastal neighbourhood and overseas, too, she says. Tropical plants are also amazingly hardy. It also helps that Bilgola is full of red volcanic soil so everything grows really well!