Turn your yard into the ultimate neighborhood party spot
When Rika Houston knocks on doors to invite neighbors over for an impromptu screening, she's never short of takers. Located in the front yard of the Los Angeles home she shares with her husband, architect Brian Ten, the cinema is unlike any other in town. Sinking into the cushy sofa with lanterns lit overhead, guests watch "The Birds" or "The Sound of Music" on a screen nearly as big as the garage wall.
"In the summer, every Friday is movie night," Houston says.
With the help of landscape designer Mark Tessier, Ten overhauled their yard to create a gathering spot for the family, which includes 9-year-old daughter Maya and teenage sons Cole and Taro. But as movie night took off, the couple has been happy to see how it has transformed the neighborhood, too.
"It's one thing to bump
into someone on the street and share a few words," Ten says. "With
this outdoor theater, we've gotten to know our neighbors much better."
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