This homeowner came to me requesting an oasis that will make them forget they ever considered owning a cottage. They took a liking to combining materials to create balance and interest in a relatively small backyard. I was inspired by their taste in stone and paired it with a more weathered looking composite as well as the natural look of cedar that will give a weathered look in time and complement well.
The gas fireplace was carefully designed to be a coffee table as well as a useful source of heat on colder evenings. I needed to create privacy from a park adjacent to the home, so the cedar bar as well as bench acts as a barrier that is not your basic privacy screen as it also provides other useful design elements to the space.