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Brick firepit with limestone coping and teak restoration hardware chairs in gravel area




$100,000 - $250,000


In the suburban neighborhood of Fairview, located just north of Dallas, Texas, this family transformed their one acre backyard into a space that would compliment the daily living of the family. The main design goal of this project was to take an expansive backyard with a drastic slope, and then create different spaces throughout the backyard that could be used kids activities, spending time together and entertaining. The design included an extensive re-grade of the site, drainage system,  removing an existing covered patio and replacing it with a more detailed and enlarged version, limestone terrace, outdoor kitchen, outdoor dining area, fire pit, great lawn, kids playground, and a covered pavilion.


Brick firepit with limestone coping and teak restoration hardware chairs in gravel area
Brick firepit with limestone coping and teak restoration hardware chairs in gravel area
Glazed french ceramic planter on brick column

The terrace is a multi-functional space. It includes a covered patio attached to the back of the house, outdoor kitchen, fire-pit. French Anduze planters with boxwood topiary soften the patio cover and rest atop the brick columns leading to the Great Lawn. Teak Restoration Hardware chairs sit nestled in crushed granite paving surrounding the brick and limestone fire-pit.


A limestone terrace extends from the covered porch and fire pit to the outdoor kitchen and outdoor dining area. This outdoor kitchen includes bar-height seating, gas grill, and bar stools
The outdoor dining space is shaded by a mature live-oak (Quercus virginiana). The teak table sits in a bed of gravel surrounding by periwinkle vines (vinca minor).

The outdoor dining area is near the outdoor kitchen and designed to be a casual dining experience. Its nestled under the canopy of a large sprawling oak tree and amongst a sea of vinca minor. The farm-style table is from Restoration Hardware and is great for both kids and adults.


A colonial style pavilion overlooks the Great Lawn. Boxwood hedges surround the great lawn and a gravel pathway allows one to navigate the outside of the hedge.
A silvermist flagstone pathway extends from the main limestone terrace through the outdoor kitchen, into the kids playground and out to the great lawn.
A colonial style covered pavillion overlooks the great lawn

What was once a sloping, undeveloped, un-vegated space is now a flattened, lawn with lush all-season zoysia turf-grass. This is a great place for kids to play but also is a great center-piece for the different areas of the property to surround. Boxwood hedges surround the space and the main terrace, pavilion and play areas are all connected.


A gravel pathway allows one to navigate around the Great Lawn.
White Azaleas soften the edges of the covered pavilion's limestone floor.
The Great Lawn pavilion includes wireless controlled integrated LED lighting, ceiling fan, and outdoor cushioned chairs. The chairs are covered in Sunbrella fabric to prevent fading.

The pavilion is connected to the great lawn and its a great spot to sit in a comfortable chair, in the shade, and watch the kids play. Columns to match the house hold the structure up, cedar timber make up the structure and a  standing seam metal roof protects the structure from elements. Integrated fans and lighting make this space functional for all seasons and times of day.


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A brick and limestone walkway directs attention to the front porch and ushers guests through the front lawn.
Brick firepit with limestone coping and teak restoration hardware chairs in gravel area
Southern Style Landscape Design - Dallas, Texas

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