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Outdoor rooms

Independent film and TV producer Gail Katz (on the sofa) and her husband, attorney Bruce Wessel, called on architect David Hertz to transform their Santa Monica backyard into a comfortable, appealing outdoor room, framed by an open-air pavilion, with a view of the pool. Their kids Nora (19, in foreground) and Jacob (16) use the backyard year-round.--Barbara Thornburg PAVILION Dimensions: 12 feet by 12 feet Materials: Integral-colored, steel-troweled stucco with 2-inch-by-2-inch clear anodized aluminum; Perennials "Very Terry" outdoor fabric at David Sutherland Showroom Cost: About $150,000 Architect: David Hertz, Santa Monica Interior design: Hermosillo & Ross, Los Angeles Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times