Bridging the Gap

Bridging the Gap
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Bridging the Gap of Indoor and Outdoor Space

Peaceful Entertainment
Peaceful Entertainment
Peaceful Entertainment


This project was designed to fit the clients’ desire for a more usable outdoor space for family and entertaining year-round, including pond hockey and fires in the winter.  The biggest design objective was to create a space that was an extension of the home, both in materials and architecture.


• Restricted access to backyard
• Late season cold weather


• Materials were selected to compliment and extend the features and style of the home.  Sound installation practices were used to ensure a long lasting build.

• A natural gas burning fire feature was incorporated as a year-round entertainment feature.  The unique design allows for the fire to be enjoyed from the patio as well as the yard, especially during pond hockey gatherings in the winter months.

• Care was taken to preserve and protect an important backyard tree and adjacent body of water.

• Fieldstone boulder walls were added to create a space for a future trampoline play area.

Location: Edina, Minnesota

FEATURING:  Stone Masonry, Bluestone Patio, Gas Fire Feature