Nashua NH Patio Design
2014 Cornerstone Award Winner
This Nashua homeowner wanted Terrain Planning and Design to create a patio design off the back of their house for entertaining and relaxing. In addition to function, this client also desired the elements of fire and water to help them unwind after a hard day’s work.
The sloping grade presented a challenge – but also an opportunity – to divide up the space aesthetically for the many uses they wanted to use the space for – dining, entertaining, sun bathing and lounging. Gradual descending terraces of natural stone transition visitors from public to private space.
A spacious upper patio provides ample dining near the house; second level sitting area with a gas fire pit; to the intimate lower level setting of a custom-built gunite spa. Accent boulders were placed throughout the project not only as function but also to add an element of depth and texture to the setting.
Core-ten steel was used in the construction of the fire pit and also in a series of waterfalls that flow down the hillside. Core-ten steel is specially designed to rust without corroding – providing a natural patina that blends in with the environment.
Nighttime transforms this space to a magical experience with ambient light from low voltage landscape lighting, warm glow of the fire, and the soft sound of cascading waterfalls that disappear at the spa edge.
Accent boulders were placed throughout the project not only as function but also to add an element of depth and texture to the setting.