Curvy Terraced Patio Design Creates Fabulous Outdoor Living Space
A curvy patio is just one of those items that is really fun to design, especially if it is a terraced patio. Kind of like when you were younger, and you would sit and draw all kinds of curves, blending them to see what cool ideas and designs you could come with. This paver patio reminded me of that, but the unique quality is it actually created some really functional outdoor living spaces, which is why we have included it in one of our favorite patio ideas.
Not only does this paver patio have lots of curves, but it is also tiered and raised to follow the grade. And all of these curves create steps leading to all the different outdoor living areas of this patio.
A couple of ideas I want to point out about this design is we used rounded boulders to retain the lower section of this patio. Also, we used flat stone, or outcropping, for steps leading from the patio to the lower walkout basement. Both of these ideas were perfect to add to the rustic appeal of this log cabin.
The outdoor dining area was placed on the upper level of this tiered patio for easy access and includes a grill station for a slide-in barbecue grill. This area is also enclosed with a seating wall that provides safety.
The second level includes a nice outdoor bar for entertaining....
and a 12' x 16' cedar pergola. Notice how we wrapped the column posts of the pergola with Allan Block columns.
A fire pit area creates the third level and was designed large enough to include chairs surrounding the built-in fire pit. Also, included in this area is a seating wall that frames in the fire pit area and provides additional seating.
The 4th and final level of this raised paver patio was designed as a hot tub area as well as an apron to step off the patio.
Material used for this patio:
- Pavers = Reading Rock Oxford Non-tumbled, Harvest Blend
- Seating Walls, Bar and Grill Station = Allan Block Old Country Courtyard Block, Stonecreek Blend
- Fire Pit = Reading Rock Bedford Radius Block, Buff/Pewter Blend
- Retaining Wall Block (used to raise patio and steps) = Allan Block Europa Block, Stonecreek Blend
Learn more how we can design an outdoor living space for you on our Custom Patio Designing page.
- Steve Combs