Our clients had no lawn in their backyard and wanted to take advantage of the natural surroundings under many large trees. Our task was to design a new patio in flagstone with multiple spaces for dining, lounging and a fire pit. There is even a nook for a colorful hammock! Over the dining area we designed a rustic, cedar pergola that has power to it for a ceiling fan as well as hanging string lights.
A inlaid border of beach pebbles defines the circular fire pit space from the balance of the patio. Rather than a traditional fire pit, our clients chose to go with a modern Solo Stove for their fires.
Woodland perennials and shade shrubs surround the patio spaces with hemlocks placed strategically for privacy. A wood mulch path snakes around the backyard, through the natural areas. There is a moon garden off to the side of the fire pit patio with a stone mulch path around it. Our client also made her own fairy garden on the edge of the natural plantings.
A flagstone path guides friends and family from the driveway into this secluded rustic backyard. Low voltage landscape lights make the backyard more welcoming at night.
Designed by James Drzewiecki, APLD and Hannah Paulson, landscape designer