Modern West Linn Retreat
For this Paradise Restored client in West Linn, I designed a modern retreat complete with a fountain and two fire features. While there was already a covered outdoor area, the family wasn’t happy with the floor material, there was no focal point, and the back yard was a blank slate. Keeping the clients’ tastes in mind, I recommended architectural slab pavers for the flooring and carried this into a fire pit patio on the upper lawn. We added a gas fireplace to the lower patio and took advantage of the existing concrete retaining wall by turning it into a water feature flanked by planters that mimic the pattern of the fireplace. I carried the look through to the upper patio with a built-in concrete and wood bench. We added a pleasing hand rail to the existing stairs for safety and at the client’s request, designed a lawn made from synthetic turf. The plantings have somewhat of an alpine theme and will fill in beautifully in the coming years.