Rectilinear, formal edges delineate the gathering areas from the more natural stone edges designed to blend the paths into the surrounding landscape.
Small plantings in and around the patio breaks up the continuity of the hardscape and gives seasonal interest year-round.
A blend of local sandstones compliments the finish of the house while giving the property a firm sense of place.
The patio seating allows for a view beyond the built environment, highlighting the mountains just beyond. The native and near-native plantings near the patio blend in to the natural landscape that lies beyond.
Instead of being invisible below-ground, functional drainage disguised as a dry creek bed both helps the drainage channel blend into the natural landscape but also serves as a small moat in case of another flood event.