Two-Level Backyard Makeover

This project began with a blank slate and a homeowner who knew exactly what they wanted. No detail was left to chance — except for mother nature, who didn’t make things any easier. The two-level structure includes two fireplaces, two television viewing areas, two sources for cooking, one dining area, and one large spa.

At the top of the project is the gable roof with open dormer peaks that provide a design detail, showcasing impressive beams. Adding to that beauty is the two-story, stone fireplace that can be seen from all areas of the backyard. Black, weather-resistant railing was used on the stairs, which provides a contrast from the stone and wood materials on many of the other elements in the space. A large paver patio provides an ideal anchor for dining and cooking, while another focal point, a water feature, adds to the tranquil setting. The upstairs living room has all the ingredients for comfort and relaxation including lighting, a ceiling fan, a fireplace, and a serene view. The downstairs living space is home to a large spa in front of the main-level fireplace.

The addition of this outdoor living space enhances the beauty of the surrounding environment and allows the homeowners to truly enjoy their expansive and beautiful backyard.