Inspiration for a timeless side yard patio remodel in Chicago

Romantic Wrap-Around Revival

Traditional Patio, Chicago

The rear corner of the house (near the kitchen) was reclaimed as a usable space for grilling and dining, which the homeowners desired. The narrow set of stairs was replaced with a wide and gracious staircase that allowed for gentler egress in two directions. The storm cellar entrance was fortified, and the cluster of utilities was concealed. The bluestone patio is spacious enough for a grill and table for six.
Inspiration for a timeless side yard patio remodel in Chicago - Houzz

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kjme1 wrote:January 21, 2014
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    Architectural Gardens, Inc
    6 years ago
    It is a wood called Ipe. It has great qualities for use as decking here in the Midwest. It commands a higher purchase price than most outdoor woods, but holds up longer - so the entire cost of ownership is actually reasonable. You'll be able to learn more about it if you search the web for Ipe.
  • whadam00
    6 years ago
    What is the object on the roof tucked into the corner?
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