And when the owners want to escape the sun for a little while? They only need to follow a gravel path to this secluded sitting area. Here, tall trees form a ring around the brick, creating a shaded spot to read or chat with friends.
Carved wood benches and stools decorate the space, too, inviting guests to put their feet up and relax. With such a lush backdrop, this sitting area puts the beauty of the outdoors right at the owners' fingertips.
Just around the corner from the dining area, two wicker armchairs give the owners another spot to read or relax. With flowers all around and the warm glow of lights in the distance, the space is truly enchanting.
Not only do this patio's low walls act as room dividers, they're also just the right height to be used as extra seating when entertaining. A bluestone cap tops the fieldstone walls for a smooth, comfortable surface. Design by a Blade of Grass Landscape Design
Patio: Historic Craigmuir Castle in Wenatchee, Wash.
Perfect for entertaining, the private patio features seating for eight with a fireplace in the middle, a grill for cooking out, a colorful array of potted plants and a large pergola that stretches across the whole space.
The back patio with a fireplace and pergola is surrounded by dense landscape to give the space an enclosed feeling. This area of the backyard is great in every season. The fireplace adds an element of warmth in the cooler months.
Doors from inside are framed by elegant yet casual damask curtains, softening the view of this outdoor terrace with rustic charm. Brick pavers are laid in a herringbone pattern to add interest underfoot. A long dining table surrounded by wicker chairs provides the perfect spot for entertaining in view of the pool.
Traditional Stone Patio With Circular Sitting Area
Before stepping down into the backyard, the homeowners first walk out onto a curved patio, which acts as an extension of the living room. Sofas mimic the shape of the patio and provide a cozy spot to gather under the pergola. To tie the patio up to the pergola, stacked stones create the lower half of the columns, and Sweetwater flagstone is used to veneer the patio. Design by The Green Scene
One of the garden's greatest strengths is its intuitive layout: guests enter off the kitchen, arrive at an outdoor dining table, then shift to a nearby sitting area for drinks before they end the night by the fire pit.