The first stage was demo’ with removing existing concrete and timber walls. The new design had no need for previous work or features, and we removed all of the old landscaping to start from scratch.
We used landscape design drawings and installed the retaining walls. Then we hit a trouble spot, and I love when this happens!!
We realized from the drawings that one of the corners was too close to the house so we curved the retaining wall to open up the space. The clients loved it! While this added complexity to the job, it didn’t add any cost and the creative solution ended up with better flow into and through the yard.
The visual aesthetic became a unique and great surprise from the initial ideas. Sometimes encountering an obstacle can lead to an outcome and result that is better than we imagine.
We used 12×24 “NEW STONE” slabs with a charcoal double sailor border. This required a lot of custom cutting to make the slabs line up perfectly, and our team was up for the task. The end result was tight and ended up with no gaps or flares in the fit and finish.
The wooden screen for privacy was a client “must” and the final result really made for a courtyard that allows for family and friends to gather in an intimate space.
We added lighting to the project, which was a part of the original quote. The clients really liked the effect, so we added another layer of lighting to expand and create a sense of depth to their yard, which looks amazing from inside the house looking out. Their treeline at the edge of the green belt changed from being a dark distant idea, bringing the elements of nature to a picturesque display.
The final touch was helping the clients to bring together the fire table, allowing all season use of their new private courtyard.
– Ajool Adi, Owner Coastal Design Landscaping