Award Winning Woodland Retreat
Completed in 2012
Over 1600 Square Feet
The homeowner came to GoldGlo Landscapes with the vision of creating a large entertaining space with a relaxing natural atmosphere and beautiful aesthetics. They wanted their new outdoor space to complement their European-style home in a wooded setting. While they envisioned a place to enjoy the great outdoors, they also needed to a safe area for the grandchildren and dog to play.
One challenge of this project was sourcing the correct color of flagstone for the 1600 square foot patio. The homeowner requested natural flagstone without the blue or grey colors typically found in Pennsylvania flagstone.
The steep slope from the home to the wooded area (a seven-foot elevation) required a raised patio with multiple levels and steps. The homeowner requested minimal disturbance to the large trees, which created a design challenge and called for extra care during the build process. An extensive drainage system was needed for proper stormwater management.
1600+ sq. feet of imported multi-colored natural stone
Stone kitchen with natural polished stone countertop
California pizza oven with stucco & brick detail
Custom Spanish cedar door for pizza oven
Landscape lighting integrated into the columns and steps
Custom handcrafted railing with scrolls
Natural Stone Patio
Beautiful imported stone anchors the patio scene. The steep slope was addressed by creating a wall and wide curved steps using products tied in with the natural setting and European-style home. A storm water basin and a drainage system handle stormwater runoff. The stone steppers surrounded by a natural perennial garden lead the way to the patio's main entrance while the elegant curved steps lead to a wooded playground.
A custom scrolled railing makes the patio a safe place and creates an enclosed area for the dog. Gates provide access to the steps down to the woods and to the garden walkways.
The masonry kitchen, complete with a natural polished stone countertop and pillars, matches the house, adding visual coherence to the peaceful setting.
California Pizza Oven
The California pizza oven is the focal point of this unique kitchen. Finished with stucco and brick detail, the oven features a custom Spanish cedar wood door that opens to reveal additional storage space.
In addition to nine pillar lights standing guard around the perimeter, 69 low-voltage under-cap lights throughout the kitchen and on the steps and pillars enhance safety and create an intimate nighttime setting.