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.

Modern outdoor living

Modern outdoor living in West Linn. Photos by Be. Burk Photography

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