Lakeside Patio

Landscape designer James M. Drzewiecki redesigns a terrace, giving the homeowners and guests a front row perch at water's edge.
By: Barbara Ballinger

Before: Boring Patio

The backyard and existing concrete patio were dated and overgrown, and the house was separated from the lake by an enormous yew hedge.

After: Lakeside Oasis

The railing at almost water's edge and the brick banding add a sense of enclosure for diners, a nice detail that adds more of a room feeling.

Stunning Stonework

Brick borders and bluestone are laid in an intricate, visually rich design.

Natural Gardens

Flowers and grasses spill over onto the terrace for a more naturalistic touch rather than being tightly contained.

Outdoor Entertaining

The circular dining terrace has front-row view of lake.

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