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Profile 3 – Space for Outdoor Living

Fieldstone patio installation

This patio and fireplace are perfect for outdoor entertaining.

This homeowner underwent a total house renovation with subsequent landscaping requirements for both the front and the rear of the house. This project profile is about the rear landscape project. The homeowners desired to create a patio for dining and entertaining, and it needed to include a fireplace; we also needed to use as much stone on site as possible for this project.

Stones were used to maximize their natural contours.

Stones were used to maximize their natural contours.

The slope was terraced and supported with stone.

The slope was terraced and supported with stone.

The property required a change of grade to create a level area for the patio and a step down to the fireplace. The boulders on site were carefully selected to build boulder walls on either side of the new patio where the grade had to meet a satisfactory step height into the house.  The boulders were set to create additional seating, despite the angular shape of the stone material available. The boulder wall on one side was designed as a connection to the fireplace.

The homeowner selected a blue stone for the patio. We installed it to meet the curvatures of the boulder walls and provide a visual connectivity of the entire patio and boulder wall composition.

Fieldstone patio

The bluestone patio integrates with the irregular boulders.

The fire pit was created using the stone's natural shape to create seating.

The fire pit was created using the stone’s natural shape to create seating.