Thick stone retaining walls define the backyard, as well as complement the home's contemporary architecture. A sitting area tucked against the far side of the space allows the owners and their friends to catch up while their kiddos play on the grass.
Circled around the patio, a stone retaining wall adds some level of privacy to this outdoor space. Wrought iron furnishings feature plush, neutral cushions to create a cozy environment around the stone clad fireplace.
A stone retaining wall and trees speckled across the landscape create a sense of privacy at this lakeside home. The same stone used for the retaining wall blends into the exterior steps, siding and chimney.
This poolscape includes two-tiered entertaining and bathing areas surrounded by a stacked stone retaining wall of blended earth tones. The hillside plantings in the background soften the change in grades. Designer tip: Planting grasses in drifts will create a sense of movement, as they will appear to continuously flow through the garden.