This back yard was a blank slate with with a steep two-foot rise where part of a slope had been removed to expand the area of the yard. We built a low retaining wall and stone steps to both beautify the slope and make the high side an accessible, useful part of the back yard. We built the flagstone patio adjoining their screened-in back porch, so that the family and their guests could seamlessly flow from one outdoor “room” to another. Understated flagstone paths connect the different spaces to each other and to the front yard.

Nestled Away

Nestled Away

Patio

Patio

High Side Entrance

High Side Entrance

Stone Steps

Stone Steps

Landscape Accents

Landscape Accents

Shady Lounging

Shady Lounging

Bordering Woods

Bordering Woods

Path Bordering Beds

Path Bordering Beds