This project was challenge - and an opportunity - to transform a "blank canvas" new construction, all-dirt backyard into a welcoming outdoor space where the family could relax and entertain. The sloped backyard leads to a wooded ravine and is adjacent to protected wetlands, so the homeowners wanted the design to blend with the natural surroundings.

Magnolia installed a beautiful natural flagstone patio, extending from underneath the porch/deck area and ending near a fire pit patio, which sits a foot off the ground on single tier rock wall. This added two additional entertaining areas as well as an area for a bar. The owners love to entertain in this new space and the kids love having friends over, too.

One of the homeowners' favorite features of their new backyard is the relaxing sound of water from the pondless water feature. It takes up less room than a pond and adds peace and tranquility to the space.
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Chilton flagstone patio.
“Two levels” — Kevin Myers
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Firepit patio with pondless waterfall.
“Two areas” — Kevin Myers
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Having a fire!
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Patio under deck with bar area.
“Stairs” — dobb
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Soothing waterfall.
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Stone step creating access to the backyard.
“Stone step plantings” — bstefan
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Deck steps leading to stone patio.
“Stairwell” — aagsr90
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