Urban Patio

About This Project

Today’s city living requires that exterior spaces serve as flexible, multi-purpose outdoor rooms. This patio was designed to suit the client’s needs for a gathering space, parking and increased privacy. A bluestone patio defined an outdoor dining room and enhanced the existing architectural vocabulary. A structural lawn, capable of bearing the weight of a truck, provided flexible parking. A grape trellis, matched with small evergreen shrubs, increased privacy while native plants were selected to attract birds and butterflies while reducing water use.

We were never fully satisfied with our existing backyard. Working with Bertha gave us the vision that we needed. She helped us see how to transform the existing layout to create multiple spaces and a garden that we are fortunate to enjoy. – D.T.

Cambridge, MA USA