The Perfect Patio

patio season

In an earlier post I wrote about making the perfect patio yours this summer season.  Well, we did just that for clients here on the peninsula.

This lovely couple had recently moved to the island from a colder climate and wanted to enjoy their ocean view and sun filled back yard.  However, a rotten deck and weirdly sloped lawn made that impossible. We got the call when someone put their foot through a deck board.

After some conversations about their priorities and wish list, we decided to create a boulder retaining wall to address the grade issue and stone steps from the back door down to a paver patio that faced the ocean. We kept the beautiful japanese maple that lent shade and interest and built a mini-pergola over the back door to give a little drama and balance to the space. We surrounded the space with low maintenance grasses that soften the rock and provide privacy and we tucked lighting all around the boulder wall. 

We have been back often to their patio and can happily testify that it really is one of the best patios around!