Intimate Entertaining

Roxy Wolosenko in Pleasant Hill, CA on Houzz

This award-winning backyard was overgrown and treacherous for walking with old broken concrete and flagstones. It had no flat play area for the couple's young son. The access to the site was difficult so all soil needed to stay on site. We pushed into the existing hillside to create a comfortable-sized eating area and then used the cleared out soil to flatten and widen a higher level for a play area. A wide stone slab seat built into the wall adds additional seating as does the retaining/sitting wall.  A built-in waterfall in the wall brings the soothing sound of water to the entire backyard.

Winner: 2011 Small Design/Build Installation by the CLCA San Francisco Bay Area