Block Backyard

The clients were looking for a relaxing backyard that they could cook and entertain in. After removing a couple of large sheds, several paths and planting areas, and a large concrete slab, we built a long covered kitchen and sitting area along one edge, a pergola connected to the house and covered area with stepping-stone cutouts made from the old slab, a covered hot tub and deck area, and a new landing at the French doors that creates a graceful transition from the living room to the backyard. This along with several fruit trees and 90% native plantings creates a relaxing series of covered spaces that frames the yard.