Crenshaw ResidenceRustic Patio, Portland
Outdoor patio with gas fireplace that lives right off the kitchen. Perfect for hosting or being outside privately, as it's secluded from neighbors. Wood floors, cement walls with a cover.
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Photos by KuDa Photography Patio of the WeekWho uses it: A retired coupleLocation: Eugene, OregonSize: 204 square feet (19 square meters)Designer: Jordan Iverson Signature HomesThe site presented some big challenges for planning the home and outdoor space. Not only is the property located on a significantly sloped hillside, but Iverson also had to plan construction around a protected zone of native trees and their root systems. These challenges drove a smart design — he carved out a fantastic spot for a patio in a back corner of the yard that looks out on spectacular mature oaks and firs. And a city park is just a few yards up the hill. The structural concrete retaining walls that hold back the hillside could have looked cold, but thanks to a thoughtful design, they make the covered patio feel cozy, private and protected. The outdoor room includes a substantial outdoor fireplace, long wall-mounted planters and warm cedar wood decking. It serves as a favorite space for grilling, relaxing and enjoying the wines and coffees their new home state is known for.Before designing the patio, Iverson had the couple fill out a lifestyle survey and create a Houzz ideabook with photos of spaces they liked. “Houzz inspiration ideabooks are actually a requirement when we meet with clients,” he says. “I’ve found that when someone says they like modern, you don’t really know what they mean by that without seeing a photo of what they consider modern.” How to Create and Use Ideabooks