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After renovating the home’s interior, attention turned to the lack of outdoor living spaces. Empty nesters in the process of moving back to Minnesota from California, these homeowners envisioned a tranquil and relaxing backyard with a walk-out patio with wood burning fireplace. Upstairs, they wished for a private dining patio close to their kitchen.
Before: Staircase to nowhere
After: A tranquil path to an outdoor living room
Before this area of the lawn was mostly damp and totally unusable. Now an elegant limestone staircase leads to an outdoor living room, complete with a statement fireplace.
The hostas were replaced by hydrangeas and astilbe, which gives the garden a northwoods look and feel. Oversized limestone treads lead to the luxury backyard patio.
This luxury patio is where nature meets culture. The contrasting paver styles create a focused seating area around the fire. The curving edge of the garden and flagstone pavers represent nature, while the large format Laurel Stone inlay and statement fireplace represent formal elegance.
The symmetry and scale of the statement fireplace creates a sense of grandeur and elevates even the most casual get together.
Odd shaped and cramped, the existing coffee patio didn't have enough room for much more than coffee and a bagel. So, Southview created the dining patio on the upper level, overlooking the lower level fireplace and with easy access to the kitchen.
Minnesota Historical Society guided the restoration of this Summit Avenue home's original reflecting pool, brickwork, and gardens.
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