Illinois Yard Transformation
Neil and Susan Locke's huge backyard in the suburbs of Chicago was a perfect place for their three daughters to play as children. But now the Lockes are ready for their landscape to become a place where they can relax and entertain friends.
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Bob's design creates a dramatic space full of inviting destinations. An expanded patio creates a bridge between the house and landscape while offering a perfect outdoor space for dining, relaxing and entertaining. At the back of the property, a grapevine-covered pergola frames a fire pit that serves as an outdoor living room. Other spaces around the property are perfect for reading, sunning, relaxing – and even using the trampoline.