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Contemporary Corten Tiered Patio

Contemporary Corten Tiered Patio

Completed in late 2018, this clean and contemporary design incorporates elements of both the modern home and the original, historic fieldstone retaining walls.

An engineered retaining wall was created using natural limestone with a custom pin system and geogrid to provide the engineered strength for the corten walls, which echo the color of the cedar on the house. The bold minimal plant palette accents the hardscaping and complements the beauty of the home. Prairie dropseed was selected for its fine texture, and light-catching ethereal seedheads in fall. Boxwoods frame the seating area & also appear in the custom made corten planters along with the house. The custom stone fire pit serves as a social space in the heart of the patio.

With a mix of modern hardscaping materials, this newly built home on a historic site features large scale concrete pavers bordered in Michigan natural stone, limestone walls and steps, and custom corten retaining walls so the homeowners can enjoy the view.


December 8, 2020


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