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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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August 2, 2013
k139130 wrote:
What size and material are the large stones leading to the porch?
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Those are roughly four feet wide by approximately eighteen inches deep salvage granite stones.
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August 1, 2013
helena_angel wrote:
love the table w/ chairs where is it from?
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These pavers are from Vermont Stone Sales, but we no longer have the information for the specific stone used.
    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 1:51PM
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The teak table and chairs may be from Barlow Tyrie Available here
    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 4:35PM
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July 25, 2013
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The living area is 2,135 sq. ft. and the front and back porch add 280 sq. ft. plus 250 sq. ft. of garage. Sorry, the plans are not for sale.
    Bookmark   July 25, 2013 at 3:02PM
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May 18, 2013
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My client says she found them at pottery barn, but I no longer see this style available.
    Bookmark   May 20, 2013 at 7:12AM
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October 24, 2012
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This patio set is made of teak and was purchased by the owner through Smith & Hawken.
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    Bookmark   October 31, 2012 at 6:07AM
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January 2, 2012
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I agree with all of the above.
    Bookmark   January 3, 2012 at 12:24PM
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What type of stone is used for the steps & walk way? And is the stone used as edging around the patio the a different type then that of the walkway stone?
    Bookmark   April 11, 2013 at 6:50AM
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A new patio contains a new outdoor dining area and a stone walkway to other parts of the yard. In the distance you can see the client's barn and a white fence that marks the edge of the property.

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Stuff ON the lawn.
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Steps to higher level
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back yard
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stone edging
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Patio placement in regard to the wall
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Everything. Studio. Decor.
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Outdoor space patio and lawn
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January 20, 2015
what i don't want
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January 20, 2015
house is amazing
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Rug on pavers.
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What you can do by great design with small spaces.
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porch light
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Multi-level backyard
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I love the whole house
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January 9, 2015
I like the offset and lowered patio
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January 7, 2015
simple patio space offset from the house, like the border as well
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the look/feel
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retaining wall
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different levels
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Mom absolutely LOVES
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December 30, 2014
Patio, wall and stairs
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December 28, 2014
Sectioned garden
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December 28, 2014
front yard idea of flattening slope with stone wall and stairs up. People could rest on the wall, too. And dog fountain.
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December 27, 2014
Small terrace wall
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stone size
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December 23, 2014
Retaining wall
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December 17, 2014
uneven backyard with retaining wall
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December 15, 2014
Like the light fixtures in the porch
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December 14, 2014
Oh this house! The bookcases! The windows! My heart!
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December 9, 2014
rustic retaining wall if needed from driveway,/parking area to front of cottage
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December 8, 2014
front garden
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December 7, 2014
like the simpleness of the concept, little bit messy, but ok
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December 1, 2014
Brick for patio furniture
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November 27, 2014
brick diagonal
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Retaining wall
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My dream house!
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How I want to do the front yard but with brick...maybe
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retaining wall
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roofline trim
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Great Yard
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Surrounded by shade
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Ilusion of a rug -- plant little grasses in between the bricks
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sitting area to lower left
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rock wall with grass
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idea of grass area, retaining wall, steps, and bigger lawn area (if backyard slopes downward toward house)
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All the grass area with other artistic rock
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Old brick
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Country backyard
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Different view of one already liked.
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Beautiful yard so peaceful
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Step function with retaining wall
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retaining wall
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Nice backyard
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like this wall
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Covered porch
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September 29, 2014
Maybe a rock wall like this with stairs down toward the lake.
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Rock terrace
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Flat area above retaining wall
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transitional groundcover/patio/paths
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Great area
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September 25, 2014
Love this porch (complete with clothesline) and the seating areas throughout the yard - great space for parties
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Stones on ground
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Sunken outdoor lounge area looks beautiful with the rock retaining wall
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Paint the rocker red
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Vt home
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This rock wall is kind of like ours :) looks awesome
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wall sloped backyard
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love the porch
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Big slabs
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Bricks plus pavers for a path.
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Rock wall, raised grass area
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brick pavers
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Stone wall by patio
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back yard
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Large backyard
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straight lines for portico
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clothesline, backyard, spaces
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Back yard layers
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August 26, 2014
the diagonal brick pattern and the stone edges
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August 26, 2014
all the stones and slabs of stone, like the step... also love the clothes line on the porch :)
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Diagonal brick
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Other pics of this project
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grade toward home
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more manageable backyard area.
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Simple elegance of entire project
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free-form, groundcover peaking thru bricks
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side porch style to add on to make entry to larger powder room and mudroom
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Brick and stonework help to age a new house.
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the brick patio
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Brick patio
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Whole backyard
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Brick and stone mix
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if that can be done smooth, I like the floor
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Family reunion
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Ssa terraced lawn
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My dream home.
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feels homey
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Retaining wall
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July 24, 2014
loose laid slab border around brick...good transition to path to gate or back into back yard a bit
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big yard and small patio
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July 21, 2014
I wonder about creating a step-up so that we can have a level area in the yard. - Rob
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backyard picnic
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rock retaining wall
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Brick patio
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Large pavers w grass in between
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patio and garden
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Patio and terracing
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Rock wall elevation
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Chairs and table set directly on lawn. Several "layers" of outdoor space. Might be a pain to mow...
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wall it up but add a dream for rain run off areas?
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Great yard
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Patio size old look
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stone wall
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retaining wall
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stone wall
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notice the clothes line on the porch ceiling
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rock wall
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guest house front
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the dining table zone : brick and grass layout below
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sink area
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simple classic looking...
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stone walls
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feel of the back yard and patio
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stone wall for garden
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Very green, spacious, harmonious design.
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paver dining section
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