Backyard Makeover - Underwood
The owners of this backyard absolutely loathed this space - it was definitely no place for entertaining and it was rarely used because the grass had turned to dust. The owners wanted to feel connected to the entire back yard and improve the space so that it could be better used during daylight in Winter and on cool Summer afternoons or at night time. It is now the perfect spot to sit under the stars with a fire pit crackling away - anytime of the year.
An upper platform takes centre stage for this project - the perfect place to bathe in the winter sun or to sit around a brazier at night with a backdrop of fragrant jasmine to entwine itself across the trellis. Jasmine growing on the trellis (in time) will allow for part of the ugly fence to fade into the background.
The step up really creates added interest by playing with levels and the surface becomes transferable - it can be walked but also provides flexible space to sit.
Lower decking (in z shape) extends and connects the existing exposed Ag patio space to the addition. Luscious green grass invites the user to tread the beautiful black granite pavers and explore the yard beyond.