Leading from the indoor space with the backlit onyx bar, a blue stone patio extends under the covered cabana, but also around the pool and spa area, creating a cohesive indoor/outdoor entertaining space.
After passing through the gate, guests will enter the courtyard, which has been paved with full-color Pennsylvania Bluestone. Salvaged steel wash basins flank the front door, with Kalanchoe beharensis and Sedum morganianum plants adding a splash of color.
Credits: Architecture: Koffka/Phakos Design; Landscape Contractor: New View Landscape; Pool/spa and Masonry: Darin Marten Construction; Metal Work: Salvador Delgado
The property, located on the Thousand Islands in Clayton New York, overlooks the St. Lawrence River. Local stone was used throughout the landscape design; this patio was made from Lilac Bluestone pavers.
The bluestone patio leads from the indoor space onto the outdoor covered cabana and beyond, providing the foundation for the outdoor dining space and bordering the pool area, creating an elegant, complementary addition to the original portion of the home.
To carry the farmhouse aesthetic outdoors, designers used a roughly-cut stone table and rush-back-and-seat chairs for the outdoor dining area. Bluestone for the patio and the cool tint of the dining room windows extends the blue color scheme outside.
Minimal hardscaping can be used to define an area. For this brownstone garden, a bluestone border delineates the formal lawn, which serves as a transition space within the landscape. Carefully manicured flower beds accent the borders.