A small backyard with a significant sloping embankment, the design here required the use of retaining walls to push back the slope, with the goal of gaining a pavilion and lawn area. The pavilion is designed to be easily accessed from the house.

Design elements included:

The installation of a poured concrete retaining wall.
Basalt boulders for additional soil retention along the sloped areas enabled lowering the overall height requirement of the retaining walls.
Retaining walls constructed of dry stack split-face basalt.
20’ X 20’ Pavilion, built with tight-knot cedar lumber and glue-lam beams for structural support, with a stone veneer fireplace.
A hip roof and shingles to match the existing house.
Dropped ceiling with groove tight-knot cedar.
Bluestone paver patio and stepping stones to provide a path across the lawn.