Janet says, "Why would we want a cabin?" and Paul added, "This has been our getaway." The couple spends mornings in the front yard with coffee and a newspaper and will often enjoy a beer by the fire in the evening.
Natural Stone and Paver Patios Give Plenty of Space for Entertaining
This Apple Valley project won a 2012 Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association award. When the designer first saw the home, he knew he had his work cut out for him. The outside space was a disaster with a back deck and the small slab patio underneath.
There were a few other issues: Trees and shrubs engulfed the front of the home, making it dark and uninviting. The back yard was sliding downhill and away from the home. Steep grade along the sides of the home made any kind of landscaping impossible. No access from front to the back patio other than through the house.
Pergola and Paver Patio Provide a Space for Morning Coffee with Neighbors and Friends
Lighting Creates a More Inviting Atmosphere
When the Party is in the Back, Get There in No Time Using Sideyard Steps
Lighting Creates Some Perspective and Provides a Safe, Secure Path to the Back Yard
These Minnetrista homeowners love to be outside entertaining family and friends. This project includes pool, fireplace, fire pit, putting green, outdoor kitchen and other outdoor living spaces, and water features. The last element added was the fireplace which was constructed to match the architectural features on the home. From 5' down to 14' above ground, the fireplace is one structure. The pergola had to be craned in around the home.
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Evening Fires are a Regular Occurrence
Tiki Torches, Brightly-Colored Flowers and Lights Make this a Festive Spot
Upper Level Paver Patio Provides Even More Space to Entertain!
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