Elegant Terrace

Elegant Terrace

Challenges

The challenge was to construct a new terrace without disturbing an heirloom elm tree, while making the space feel as if it had always been a part of this stately 1920’s home.

Opportunities & Solutions

We dug all the foundation for the patio by hand and carefully placed ph correct gravel to minimize damage to the elm tree's roots. The stones for the kitchen, steps, seat walls, and fire features were meticulously sized and matched to replicate the 90 year-old house. The result is expansive, elegant space that blends perfectly with the classic home while delivering all the modern conveniences. Note how outdoor speakers are smartly integrated into the stone seat walls.