No matter the season these homeowners wanted to be able to enjoy outdoors. When we first met them, they had an architectural drawing of an outdoor covered patio they were planning to build. They hired us to help them design and integrate the outdoor space into the landscape environment, expand their entertainment area to handle 24 people on a routine basis and determine how to incorporate moving water.
The existing backyard sloped away from the house approximately 4’ to the furthest corner. While this could have worked, the homeowner wanted the spillways easily visible from the inside of the house as well as all the outdoor seating areas. The solution was to raise the grade of the existing backyard surrounding the future outdoor covered patio (upper terrace).