Multi-Space Bluestone Patio Project
Huntington, Long Island
Outdoor Living Amenities
Cooking, relaxing in a spa or warming up by the fire - this backyard has an activity for any season
Let’s start with the dining space and cooking station. It was important for the home owner to have a large patio to accommodate large gatherings. A medium sized cooking station with adequate counter space was built. This provides enough work and serving space when needed. A great way to get a seasonal head start with your outdoor living is by sitting next to an open fire. A gas fire pit was installed for easy and convenient use. An amenity like this allows you to extend your get-togethers late into the evening during.Learn More About Fire Pits 〉
Creating Separate Patio Spaces
Separate patios with passive barriers creates sense of connection
To create multiple spaces for outdoor activities, we created three separate patios. We used bluestone for the material. To connect the patios with an elegant feel, we used bluestone steps and natural bluestone steppers.
We improved aesthetics for the lower patios by adding natural moss rock boulders for plant beds. Plant beds create a soft planting buffer and bring seasonal color throughout the space.Learn More About Patio Design 〉
Natural materials provide versatile colors and textures
This patio is made primarily of bluestone. Bluestone is a natural stone that can be cut and fabricated for several looks and uses.
An elegant transition is created at the end of the patio with long bluestone steps that open to the lawn area. A timeless look was created with several sizes of squares and rectangles with mortared joints.
A sense of homogeneity was created by using natural mosaic bluestone veneer on all the straight verticals such as the step risers, fire pit and grill station. The bluestone veneer's color ties in with the natural moss rock boulder walls.Learn More about Patio Materials 〉
Unifying Recreation Spaces
Connecting spaces with shape and textures
Smaller intimate spaces with moderate foot traffic allows us to be more creative with the floor surface.
Although the spa and fire pit areas are on opposite sides of the central bluestone patio, we created a sense of connection between them. 2x2 bluestone slabs and smooth river rock were used in each area. They are similar in color but create a subtle textural contrast.Learn More About Patio Design 〉
Living Smart Outdoors
Stay connected even when outdoors
Landscape lighting and outdoor audio systems can be smart-connected throughout your entire backyard. These systems can be tailored to enhances your outdoor experience. And they can be wirelessly controlled with your smartphone.Contact Autumn Leaf 〉
Visual Communication is Key
3D Design visually communicates the design concept
An important aspect of this design was overcoming the moderate slope of the backyard so we could build the three features of this project. The best method when working with grade changes is often to use them to your design's advantage. Using the information from our site analysis, we created a 3D landscape design plan that visualized how we would manipulate the slopes and produce the desired results.Learn More About Landscape Design 〉