Northville Brick Paver Patio, Brick Paver Walkway, Outdoor Pizza Oven, Outdoor Fire Feature & Natural Stone Landscape Project
FEATURED LANDSCAPE PROJECT: NORTHVILLE, MI
Features: Brick Paver Patio, Brick Paver Walkway, Outdoor Pizza Oven, Outdoor Fire Feature & Natural Stone Landscape
This client hoped to utilize their yard to embellish and complement their ornate Victorian-style home. Starting with an open yard of mostly grass, the family desired a space for entertaining, recreation, and leisure right outside their back door. The most significant challenge of this project was drainage. In order to solve potential flooding problems, tiers were created to lead from the house to the neighboring creek. A low spot in the middle of the yard was raised to create the proper grade that the future patio would shape. Many different stone textures and contrasting color accents were used to embellish this two-tiered design. The integration of natural stone and brick pavers was key to creating remarkable patio forms amongst a border of dense blue spruce. Custom natural limestone outcropping and Michigan fieldstone boulders complement the traditional brick patterns found throughout the paved ground surface. The pizza oven and fireplace, differentiated by tiers, offer a motif of vertical form that leads the eye through the space. As the colors, forms, and styles of decoration in the brickwork dance throughout this exterior space, the intricate detailing and trim accentuating the home’s exterior are reflected and praised.