Old World Patio

Landscape designer James M. Drzewiecki creates an outdoor getaway after an addition to the home wrecks the yard.
By: Barbara Ballinger

Before: Crowded Patio

A new addition didn't leave much space, yet there's an intimate feeling of enclosure for those relaxing outdoors.

After: Old World Inspiration

In a more open part of the new terrace, there's plenty of space to sit by a fire pit, which looks like it's always been there.

Defined Seating

A brick border defines the sitting area with fire pit.

Outdoor Oasis

Drzewiecki designs an outdoor environment that provides a secluded place for family to gather, garden and entertain.

Elegant Entry

It used to be difficult for guests to find the front door of the home, since it was situated on the side of the house. Drzewiecki uses some of the patio's original stone to create an outdoor foyer at the front door, which now draws people's attention to its special placement.

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