Landscape designer James M. Drzewiecki redesigns a terrace, giving the homeowners and guests a front row perch at water's edge.
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.
Brick borders and bluestone are laid in an intricate, visually rich design.
Flowers and grasses spill over onto the terrace for a more naturalistic touch rather than being tightly contained.
The circular dining terrace has front-row view of lake.