The client’s goal was to carve out an inviting outdoor living space from a narrow leftover space between the addition of a new two car garage, driveway, and the treacherous back door. ZDA designed prominent steps and an elevated terrace to create personal, private space for outdoor living, dining, and kitchen prep.

Richness of materials enhance the urban lines of this backyard, and include: custom designed fire and glass feature, and fabricated cedar and iron privacy trellises, and bluestone patio.

Deliberate, minimalist, and low maintenance plant selection soften the space, providing privacy and a sense of place.

The heated patio keeps snow off the patio and driveway in the winter, allowing the family to use the space year round and eliminate the need to dedicate precious space to snow push.


Site Evaluation and Anaylsis
Stormwater Management
Site Planning
Construction Documents
Contractor Selection
Construction Coordination