Photographer: Christian DuRocher
Inspired by the whimsical beauty of traditional Spanish courtyards, Kate and her team brought life to the previously unfinished space, using Olsen pavingstone and roman cobblestone to complement the rustic Spanish theme and reclaimed brick (which was installed on its skinny side) to create a contemporary and custom look.
While the home had several front and side yards, there was no designated backyard prior to the renovation. Kate and her team made it a priority to maximize functionality for all of the spaces and created a natural and cohesive feel. When designing the project, Kate sought to create “moments” within the sprawling property that made the yard itself feel like a second home for the client.
Kate and her team used slide-on wire shades from Sunbrella over the dining areas, which was a perfect solution for privacy and shade, and kept with the romantic yet relaxed “permanent vacation” feel that they wanted to create. The end result is a modern spin on a whimsical classic Spanish-style courtyard that exudes beauty and charm.