• Higgins Staircase
  • Higgins Back Patio
  • Higgins Side Stairs
  • Higgins Staircase
  • Higgins Fire Feature
  • Higgins Water Feature

This modern house from the 80’s was lovely on the inside but needed updating on the outside. The original deck was removed and replaced with a tiered Pennsylvania Blues flagstone patio. The homeowners wanted to have more outdoor living space to entertain their guests.

The homeowner’s design goal was to have a modern, simplistic patio with features that connected to the architecture of the house. They also wanted the patio to transition into the surrounding mountain meadow.

The upper level was designed for grilling and dining, the lower level for sunbathing, warming up by the fire pit, listening to the water feature or getting into the hot tub.

To accomplish these goals, dimensional Pennsylvania blue flagstone stone was used on the floor and seat wall and fire pit. All the features were designed in geometrical forms. To transition to the meadow area, native moss rock was used on the retaining walls and matching landscape  boulders were placed around the edges with plantings.

The end result was a fabulous outdoor living area with both fire and water features and space to entertain friends and family.