Adrienne DeRosa
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Gary + Gayle: Cincinnati, Ohio farmhouse-patio

Gary + Gayle: Cincinnati, Ohio

Trees line the perimeter of the back yard, while a sunken gathering area highlights the landscape. "We wanted [the basement] to have attractive outside access and a restful garden sitting area of its own", Gayle explains. Leading into lowest level of the home, the patio brings outdoor elements inside, making the basement feel more like another level, as opposed to a closed-off space.

The benches were found at a local gardening center and re-stained by the homeowners, and the fire pit was sourced from the Sundance catalogue.

Adrienne DeRosa Photography © 2013 Houzz

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January 10, 2013
sprucechick wrote:
Would you be able to show another picture of the upper deck. Love this idea
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Thank you for the additional pictures. We are hoping to do something similar. It's absolutely beautiful, thank you again for sharing
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You're so welcome. All the best :)
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October 4, 2014
as1022 wrote:
Love the outdoor sofas by the firepit - Where are they from?
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Trees line the perimeter of the backyard, while a sunken gathering area highlights the landscape. "We wanted [the basement] to have attractive outside access and a restful garden sitting area of its own," Gayle says. Leading into the lowest level of the home, the patio brings outdoor elements inside, making the basement feel more like another level, as opposed to a closed-off space. The benches were found at a local gardening center and re-stained by the homeowners.Fire pit: Sundance

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