The Meyer Residence
Scope of Project:
The design objective for this project was to create a warm and inviting back yard patio space that included some sort of shade covering, a privacy screen from their neighbors and a fire feature as a focal point.
The starting point for the project was the choosing of a Kodo corten outdoor fireplace by Canadian manufacturer Paloform. The next obvious move was to bookend the fire feature with short seat walls which we veneered with tumbled San Miguel stone from Telluride, the colors of which beautifully complemented the rustic look of the corten fire feature. We capped the walls with a light Arizona Buff flagstone. Subtle downlighting by Unique Lighting was hidden under the wall caps for evening mood lighting, and a solid milled brass & copper fixture from Auroralight was used to spotlight the fireplace.
For the decorative screening we chose to contrast the warmth and elegance if Ipe wood with bronze powder coated steel for the posts. Due to the necessary span of the pergola we chose Alaskan Yellow Cedar glulams for the project which we stained with a linseed based stain from Armstrong Clark. Retractable cloth panels from Shade Tree Canopies were inserted between the pergola joists to allow ultimate adjustability of the amount of desired shade. A beautiful blue Sunbrella awning grade fabric was chosen as material for the panels.