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Concrete pads, grass, and lattice make an inviting Honolulu entry.

Concrete pads, grass, and lattice make an inviting Honolulu entry Like giant steppingstones, random-shaped pads or brushed concrete serve as both the driveway and the entry walkway for this house in Honolulu. The poured-in-place pads are laced with a network of 6-inch-wide grassy strips that soften the expanse of concrete.

Reworked as part of a house remodel, the front garden has been transformed into a private jungle. Palms, ferns, philodendrons, and mondo grass now lushly crowd the 4-foot-wide path to the front door. The greenery backs up against lattice walls. On one side, the lattice masks the side of the carport; on the other, it shelters a new covered patio projecting into the right side of the garden.

Reoriented to face the street and widened for double doors, the entry sits on a new tiled pad.

Landscape architect Greg Boyer and designer Robert Cox created the tropical remodel for owners Alice and Jerry Tucker.
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