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A significant transformation traditional-patio

A significant transformation

The transformation shown here involve everything from regrading the back yard, so that water no longer drains into the basement, to creating terrific outdoors spaces and fencing off the traffic on the adjacent road. The stone retaining wall was built using reclaimed stone wallstones, and helps form one edge of the new brick and stone patio. The new rear porch connects the rear of the house with the outdoors and lush gardens surrounding the property edges. The barn in the back of the property received a new roof and paint job.
Renovation/Addition. Rob Karosis Photography

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newyearbaby1 added this to garden
13 hours ago
Table set bricks
photojill added this to outdoors
last Friday
amurray1305 added this to Garden/Back Yard
March 22, 2015
split level
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March 18, 2015
This is in Vermont.
katxo007 added this to Landscape Ideas
March 12, 2015
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March 8, 2015
porch posts
jess_z13 added this to backyard
March 7, 2015
need more backyard2
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March 7, 2015
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March 1, 2015
Stone wall dividing yard
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February 20, 2015
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February 19, 2015
stone wall
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February 13, 2015
Brick patio
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February 8, 2015
sunnylittlememe added this to sunnylittlememe's ideas
February 7, 2015
Terrace, brick, rock wall
wilson_ad_08 added this to Patio/Outdoor Ideas
January 29, 2015
Love the pavers.
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January 26, 2015
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January 26, 2015
calumetteach added this to calumetteach's ideas
January 26, 2015
brick patio
FrontDoor Communities added this to For Garrison
January 20, 2015
Natural stone wall in rear yard
kirstenbeat added this to back deck and patio
January 18, 2015
Man, that is almost too perfect
cindypowers added this to cindypowers's Ideas
January 16, 2015
I would like to do this at the cottage
smarmstron added this to Landscape Ideas
January 15, 2015
for area near pizza oven
188cdmorrison added this to gardenlayout
January 11, 2015
stone wall,, grass
prospecthill64 added this to prospecthill64's Ideas
January 11, 2015
Stairs built into the wall
kdavis002 added this to farmhouse
January 10, 2015
Steps and patio
claklee added this to claklee's Ideas
January 3, 2015
Ideas for patio
sbreffle added this to yard
January 3, 2015
So relaxing so simple so real, or sterile ow cookie cutter. It is cozy, perfect.
scotfree63 added this to Patio Ideas
December 28, 2014
patio brick with moss idea, bordered by large stones, flat
stickmedick added this to garden
December 27, 2014
Tiered garden
sr6996 added this to Patio Ideas
December 27, 2014
awesome that is soooooooooo cooooool
irisheyemuskie added this to Outdoor Living
December 25, 2014
Retaining wall back yard
John added this to yard
December 20, 2014
Levels in ground
pantherfarm added this to pantherfarm's Ideas
December 18, 2014
Brick patio
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November 16, 2014
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November 15, 2014
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November 11, 2014
bel aménagement!
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November 11, 2014
grassy patio
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November 7, 2014
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November 7, 2014
House idea
brucbar3 added this to Backporch
November 6, 2014
Brick patio for a country home
frenchkelly added this to frenchkelly's ideas
November 5, 2014
the yard level
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October 27, 2014
Brenda Stokes added this to patio
October 25, 2014
brick within stone stone wall
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October 24, 2014
tiered back yard
ronibeth added this to landscape
October 22, 2014
Vermont need I say more
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October 22, 2014
Landscaping and wall
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October 21, 2014
Stone wall, landscaping
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October 20, 2014
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October 18, 2014
Back yard
stumart1n added this to stumart1n's Ideas
October 18, 2014
Stone works well with brick
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October 17, 2014
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October 15, 2014
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October 12, 2014
Brick patio
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October 10, 2014
backyard patio
vernettaruth added this to vernettaruth's Ideas
October 1, 2014
Multi level and texture backyard
anneinsaratoga added this to Exterior
October 1, 2014
upgrade/steps/retaining wall
ddagmar64 added this to Exterior Ideas
September 30, 2014
great brick and stone patio
rivertender added this to rivertender's Ideas
September 29, 2014
Brick floor .
miracleshappen1 added this to Janice's ideas
September 29, 2014
like the eclectic and we have all the material
rjbronze added this to rjbronze's ideas
September 29, 2014
I like this retaining wall/dual level thing. Cool
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September 27, 2014
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September 18, 2014
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September 17, 2014
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September 15, 2014
Brick patio
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September 13, 2014
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September 12, 2014
brick patio
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September 6, 2014
Back yard
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September 4, 2014
rock wall
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August 21, 2014
natural looking retaining wall
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August 12, 2014
outside ideas
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August 11, 2014
stone wall, brick patio, covered porch
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August 6, 2014
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August 3, 2014
Organic brick
devonsoriano added this to Stone Work
August 2, 2014
Do not like this wall
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August 2, 2014
אבן משולבת ישר על האדמה
dplude added this to dplude's Ideas
July 25, 2014
Entire house is lovely.
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July 24, 2014
Cierre de madera
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July 23, 2014
regrading the back yard, so that water no longer drains into the basement, stone wall, brick patio
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July 21, 2014
regrading the back yard, so that water no longer drains into the basement,
grocat01 added this to jardin
July 11, 2014
patio briques en angles
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July 9, 2014
love the combo of brick, stone and pavers
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July 1, 2014
grass bwtn bricks
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June 23, 2014
nolady07 added this to nolady07's Ideas
June 22, 2014
Like a wall near the courtyard
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June 22, 2014
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June 8, 2014
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June 3, 2014
Brick stone
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May 30, 2014
built in rock wall
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May 26, 2014
ladyt91 added this to patio love
May 23, 2014
I am a fool for brick with moss and grass growing through!
nesibrownfritz added this to nesibrownfritz's ideas
May 22, 2014
should just build this whole house, it is perfect..
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May 19, 2014
patio idea?
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May 19, 2014
white fence and gate
Kristen Santos added this to back yard
May 18, 2014
use of brick and fieldstone
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May 17, 2014
cozy look with dry stone wall
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May 11, 2014
Reclaimed stone wall
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May 10, 2014
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May 9, 2014
Brick and stone
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May 2, 2014
brick terrace
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May 1, 2014
Gjære mot Gudleik
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April 27, 2014
patio look and feel
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April 26, 2014
rock wall
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April 20, 2014
Stone walls
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April 18, 2014
outdoor table
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April 18, 2014
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April 17, 2014
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April 14, 2014
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April 13, 2014
bricks with moss growing through; rustic stones ; i HATE cement patios
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April 11, 2014
back yard
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April 9, 2014
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April 7, 2014
raised edges
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April 7, 2014
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April 6, 2014
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April 5, 2014
retaining wall
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April 3, 2014
Small step up
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April 2, 2014
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March 30, 2014
Different seating areas
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March 26, 2014
Brick and Stone Combo
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March 24, 2014
back yard
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March 20, 2014
table and chairs
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March 15, 2014
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March 14, 2014
brick patio
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March 14, 2014
Level area, stone wall
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March 12, 2014
Brick patio with paver edging
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March 12, 2014
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March 12, 2014
stone edge for brick patio
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March 9, 2014
Love he garden area two levels
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March 3, 2014
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March 3, 2014
Stone retaining wall, pavers, steps.
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March 1, 2014
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February 27, 2014
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February 25, 2014
Lindo jardin en desnivel!
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February 25, 2014
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February 23, 2014
Patio idea with retaining wall and stairs
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February 22, 2014
Ret wall
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February 19, 2014
Stone wall, mossy brick
robinmuleowner added this to robinmuleowner's ideas
February 19, 2014
for our yard
missustrisk added this to landscape pics
February 15, 2014
in lieu of patio???
casawangulen added this to landscaping
February 12, 2014
use of lawn
wuzzwuzz added this to Living Room
February 10, 2014
sloping back yard reminds me of my aunt's several levels in her back yard.
holborn13 added this to Garden of the Uccio
February 10, 2014
Brick and stone
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February 9, 2014
kbecker3700 added this to cottages
February 9, 2014
fence for privacy
houlepatricia added this to houlepatricia's Ideas
February 2, 2014
Beautiful retaining wall patio
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February 2, 2014
Porch and brick patio
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February 1, 2014
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January 27, 2014
cost for a brick patio
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January 23, 2014
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January 23, 2014
These built-in bookcases help provide much needed storage in a small home while helping to bounce light into the room from the windows. At night the books are illuminated by the monopoint track fixtures. Renovation/Addition. Rob Karosis Photography
pdmaher added this to Spencer Questions
January 20, 2014
brick patio, wall
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January 17, 2014
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January 16, 2014
Stone walls
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January 13, 2014
terrasse sur vieille briques
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January 13, 2014
cleonicig added this to Interior
January 11, 2014
Em uma grande área...
livingdani added this to Landscaping
January 10, 2014
can we recess the land around 2 barn-side bedrooms to make A&L's continued useful?
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January 9, 2014
terasse buite
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January 8, 2014
love this yard
cindylea59 added this to cindylea59's Ideas
January 7, 2014
The yard
trnormann added this to Landscape
January 7, 2014
brick and moss patio
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January 5, 2014
fridayfinancial added this to fridayfinancial's Ideas
January 1, 2014
Pretty backyard.....
lannykaren added this to lannykaren's ideas
January 1, 2014
The wall and moss
kmogharebi added this to kmogharebi's ideas
January 1, 2014
stone wall and mixed stone on ground
denisedmurphy added this to outdoor patios
December 31, 2013
Lack of hardscape
hollidaylynn added this to outdoor landscaping
December 27, 2013
Backyard with retaining wall separating it from patio
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December 27, 2013
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December 25, 2013
terraced yard
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December 23, 2013
Sloped lawn
Myosha Maston added this to My Outdoor Room
December 21, 2013
The bricks under the patio furniture
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December 20, 2013
different layers
chesis added this to chesis's Ideas
December 20, 2013
Diferentes niveles, material del piso
tmraithel added this to Landscape Ideas
December 10, 2013
Brick patio
Leslie Savannah Designs added this to Cottage Outdoors
December 4, 2013
Beautiful outdoor space...
carriebeard added this to landscaping
December 2, 2013
simple; comfortable, green…like potted plants around and the green different textured bushes in far-ground by the shed
ramosdeb added this to Hardscape Ideas
November 24, 2013
old brick patio w retaining wall
meliss618 added this to Exterior Redo
November 24, 2013
solution for our sloped back yard?
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November 17, 2013
Fence n gate
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November 17, 2013
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November 14, 2013
Stone wall with stairs
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November 6, 2013
Stone walls
katecronin added this to katecronin's ideas
November 4, 2013
Love the brick patio
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October 29, 2013
regrading back yard
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October 29, 2013
stone walls
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October 25, 2013
carriebeard added this to For Jessica Oct 20
October 22, 2013
columns - seem too plain ?
Lauren Pedrazzi added this to Hardscapes
October 18, 2013
bricks w/ grass?
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October 16, 2013
Trellis in back; step next to porch
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October 13, 2013
charming space with mix of brick and stone
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October 12, 2013
Emanuel Engineering, Inc. added this to Exterior Look & Style Concepts - 29 Patriots Road
October 10, 2013
patio from deck transition
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October 6, 2013
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October 4, 2013
Fence and shed
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