Cordova Bay

Chevron

We landscaped this lush property with a custom deck and trellis, rock walls, flagstone patio, and a garden with boxes for vegetables and herbs. The trellis rock wall provides extra seating for this area perfectly suited for entertaining.

A backyard patio and seating area

The Vision

The owners were looking for an outdoor space where they could comfortably entertain guests. We proposed re-surfacing the existing aggregate patio with slate, as its appealing mix of grey and browns would lend the area a more casual look. We also designed a cedar deck to cantilever over the patio, its warmth complementing the colours of the stone.

A backyard patio and seating area

Our Process

After creating the slate patio, we gave the deck a unique look using the “chevron” pattern. We built vegetable boxes in rough cedar right up against the deck to give the space an intimate feel and planted them with culinary herbs, the scent of which perfumes the air. Another slate patio near the garden provides a private lounging area, with creeping Thyme
planted in the gaps between the stones.

A design sketch

The Design

This bird’s-eye view captures the geometric appeal of the patio stones and the chevron-patterned deck.

A backyard patio and garden

The Details

Seeing the existing Yucca plants as strong architectural assets, we highlighted them by building new rock walls around them.

Before: a shot of the property before landscaping
Before: a shot of the property before landscaping
A backyard patio and seating area
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Before: a shot of the property before landscaping

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