Our client reached out to us to help solve an issue with their home and property. On a corner lot, the home had a patio in the small "backyard", but there was no door from the inside of the house to access it. Because of that, the patio got little use. So our client wondered about a new patio somewhere else on the property, to provide a new place for their family to gather around a fire pit.
We evaluated different locations on the property and chose to place it on an open, flat area to the east side of the home. Our design bridged the mid-century style of the home with the more natural, rustic feel that our client asked for. The new flagstone patio has a gravel runnel pattern to add interest, with new plant beds framing it to make the space semi-private in relation to the street. A stepping stone path connects the existing front walk to the service walk and driveway. New plantings in the backyard provide screening from the street and neighbor's garages. Low voltage landscape lighting completes the design. Installed in 2023. Check back again for photos!
Designed by Hannah Paulson, landscape designer and James Drzewiecki, CPLD.