When this homeowner contacted John Fields of Haywood Landscapes, Inc, the initial design criteria was to provide an area to grow vegetables. What developed was a comprehensive design for backyard, outdoor room. The design takes advantage of sun exposure, creating an area for gardening and entertaining that compliments the architecture of the 26 year old home. It takes advantage of the homeowner’s penchant for gardening and the great views, sun and wind orientation and existing grades.

The project took seven months from concept to completion to accomodate for poor weather and engineering delays attached to the existing patio. As the project progressed, it became apparent, that an existing, dilapidated patio and retaining wall needed to be demolished. The area was redesigned and rebuilt to work with the new design criteria. Features include a multi-level gardening area where vegetables can be accessed from above or below each terrace. Symmetrical clay hardscape is accented with night backlighting to highlight retaining walls and paving patterns for a visually engaging effect.

After 26 years of never having owned patio furniture, the homeowners are now avid backyard entertainers. They even greet their guests from the patio, not the front door!

Haywood Landscapes, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is located in Waynesville, NC. They are a full service landscape construction company with an emphasis on all types of hardscaping. This project, at 2,600 square feet,  was worked in conjunction with Broadbooks Associates, P.A. and features Pine Hall Brick Pathway Full Range Brick.