This Stapleton client’s house overlooked Central Park, so they wanted a sitting area that was open to the views, but was also had privacy. It was important to tie in the existing architecture to the patio. The goal was to have this patio look as though it was a part of the original structure.
To achieve this goal, we created a patio with seat walls and pillars and stuccoed them with the existing stucco color of the house. We then used buff flagstone for the caps which tied into nicely with the sills and lentils on the house. To make the project more affordable, we kept the gray concrete for the patio surface to match the existing steps from the front door. We added large wing walls on either side of the existing concrete steps and stuccoed and capped them to match the patio walls and pillars. In the side yard, we also added more patio space and planted trees strategically to screen from neighbors. One of the side/back yards has a new arbor structure over the outdoor kitchen. We added a traditional re-circulating fountain too cool down the look and feel of the space. All of the plant material was chosen to give color and interest year round, but also maintain a consistent and cohesive palette.