The Pacific Northwest’s Favorite Backyard

Complementing the clients’ home is this beautiful and functional backyard. Their wish list for a dream backyard included a large patio and seating area around a fire pit, access to the yard from the bottom floor of the home, a new deck with steps to provide access to the yard from the second floor, and a level area for a play structure that could one day become a sport court once the kids grow up.


Starting with an unusable sloped lawn, Alderwood’s team transformed this space in just 12 weeks after working with the clients to perfect the design. Work was completed on time and on budget for between $100-150,000. The large natural stone patio and custom stone fire pit surrounded by a natural rock outcropping is the focal point of this backyard resort which perfectly defines the Pacific Northwest aesthetic. Seasonal plants and ornamental trees soften the rock features while offering much-desired privacy while maintaining good Western exposure.

This project was featured in the 2015 edition of Great Backyards Magazine.

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Design Elements

  • Large, Natural Stone Patio
  • Custom Stone Fire Pit
  • Play Structure Area
  • Future Sport Court Area
  • Natural Stone Steps and Paths
  • Access to Yard from Both Stories
  • Design Integrated with Hillside
  • Hydrologic Engineering Design and Drainage Plan
  • Plantings and Trees



Create your dream backyard today!

We walk you through the process from design to finished construction. With our multi-disciplinary team of licensed landscape architects, designers, project managers, and licensed contractors on your side, creating your dream backyard will almost be as easy as enjoying it.