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Tight Quarters

Sometimes a site's inherent conditions are extreme. The steep slope behind this house severly limited level space to work with. The solution involved the creation of a secure and permanent environment for a low maintenance shade garden and patio space.


Failing timber walls and the ridged rectilinear configuration of the existing space was uninviting.


A bluestone patio, a defined oval of pea stone, and planting beds replaced the need for lawn area.


The plan optimized space. By reconfiruing an existing fence we were able to introduce two much needed parking spaces to this urban lot.
A custom gate and fence adds a note of elegance to the arrival experience.
Viewed from the house's main level the overall plan is revealed along with the finely crafted stonework.
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