lounge area looking over outdoor fire table dining area on stone patio. Upper deck has barbecue front privacy screen frameless glass railing

 

architecture for outdoors

Governor's Road

Details

The house is located in an enclave of large homes on small lots. Stepping out from the kitchen sliding door to the walk out deck one was struck by the proximity of the homes opposite making the backyard feel like being in a fishbowl.

 

How to cocoon the space and provide an intimate setting for the client’s outdoor living criteria?

 

The design process began with resolving the 5 foot drop from the walkout deck to the ground level. This presented an opportunity to create connecting deck levels; the midlevel transitional podium perfect for 2 chaise lounge chairs - the main outdoor living deck with its cantilevered pergola tilted roof structure in dynamic opposition to the opposing tilted umbrella structure above the outdoor dining patio. Both elements providing the overhead plane needed to provide privacy and protection from the elements.

 

It was very important to OLA that the railings not detract from the visual space - especially looking out the sliding door from the kitchen. The owner’s decision to increase their budget to have frameless face-mounted tempered glass railing around the upper and mid level decks was definitely a factor in contributing to the overall aesthetic of the space. The need for railings on the main deck was avoided by keeping it within 2 feet off ground.

corner of back yard showing space before the work was done next to a photo taken from the same angle of the project after completion
main deck outdoor sectional couch Dekko Concrete Avera fire walk-out upper deck Indian sandstone flagstone patio and the outdoor dining area.
View from behind outdoor dining table shows alignment with main deck with privacy screen backdrop and cantilevered roof covered pergola.
modern shade structure above an outdoor dining table. FIM commercial Flexy Dual Post Cantilevered Umbrella provides shade and privacy
A solid slab of Indiana Limestone on steel brackets creates a ledge for candles creating ambiance for the outdoor dining patio.
3 deck levels flagstone patio. Frameless face-mounted glass railings keep the space uncluttered. A cantilevered roof structure provides shelter
Flexy Dual Post Cantilevered Umbrella provides both shade and privacy for this outdoor dining patio in this city backyard near Toronto Rosedale
cantilevered pergola, sectional couch and fire table

OWEN LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

812-1135

Royal York Road

Toronto

M9A 0C3

 

+ 1 416-526-3185

 

PETER OWEN

peter@owenlandscape.com

 

 © 2018 Owen Landscape Architect. All rights reserved.

lounge area looking over outdoor fire table dining area on stone patio. Upper deck has barbecue front privacy screen frameless glass railing
corner of back yard showing space before the work was done next to a photo taken from the same angle of the project after completion
main deck outdoor sectional couch Dekko Concrete Avera fire walk-out upper deck Indian sandstone flagstone patio and the outdoor dining area.
View from behind outdoor dining table shows alignment with main deck with privacy screen backdrop and cantilevered roof covered pergola.
modern shade structure above an outdoor dining table. FIM commercial Flexy Dual Post Cantilevered Umbrella provides shade and privacy
A solid slab of Indiana Limestone on steel brackets creates a ledge for candles creating ambiance for the outdoor dining patio.
3 deck levels flagstone patio. Frameless face-mounted glass railings keep the space uncluttered. A cantilevered roof structure provides shelter
Flexy Dual Post Cantilevered Umbrella provides both shade and privacy for this outdoor dining patio in this city backyard near Toronto Rosedale
cantilevered pergola, sectional couch and fire table
lounge area looking over outdoor fire table dining area on stone patio. Upper deck has barbecue front privacy screen frameless glass railing
corner of back yard showing space before the work was done next to a photo taken from the same angle of the project after completion
main deck outdoor sectional couch Dekko Concrete Avera fire walk-out upper deck Indian sandstone flagstone patio and the outdoor dining area.
View from behind outdoor dining table shows alignment with main deck with privacy screen backdrop and cantilevered roof covered pergola.
modern shade structure above an outdoor dining table. FIM commercial Flexy Dual Post Cantilevered Umbrella provides shade and privacy
A solid slab of Indiana Limestone on steel brackets creates a ledge for candles creating ambiance for the outdoor dining patio.
3 deck levels flagstone patio. Frameless face-mounted glass railings keep the space uncluttered. A cantilevered roof structure provides shelter
Flexy Dual Post Cantilevered Umbrella provides both shade and privacy for this outdoor dining patio in this city backyard near Toronto Rosedale
cantilevered pergola, sectional couch and fire table
corner of back yard showing space before the work was done next to a photo taken from the same angle of the project after completion
main deck outdoor sectional couch Dekko Concrete Avera fire walk-out upper deck Indian sandstone flagstone patio and the outdoor dining area.
View from behind outdoor dining table shows alignment with main deck with privacy screen backdrop and cantilevered roof covered pergola.
modern shade structure above an outdoor dining table. FIM commercial Flexy Dual Post Cantilevered Umbrella provides shade and privacy
A solid slab of Indiana Limestone on steel brackets creates a ledge for candles creating ambiance for the outdoor dining patio.
3 deck levels flagstone patio. Frameless face-mounted glass railings keep the space uncluttered. A cantilevered roof structure provides shelter
Flexy Dual Post Cantilevered Umbrella provides both shade and privacy for this outdoor dining patio in this city backyard near Toronto Rosedale
cantilevered pergola, sectional couch and fire table
lounge area looking over outdoor fire table dining area on stone patio. Upper deck has barbecue front privacy screen frameless glass railing
corner of back yard showing space before the work was done next to a photo taken from the same angle of the project after completion
main deck outdoor sectional couch Dekko Concrete Avera fire walk-out upper deck Indian sandstone flagstone patio and the outdoor dining area.
View from behind outdoor dining table shows alignment with main deck with privacy screen backdrop and cantilevered roof covered pergola.
modern shade structure above an outdoor dining table. FIM commercial Flexy Dual Post Cantilevered Umbrella provides shade and privacy
A solid slab of Indiana Limestone on steel brackets creates a ledge for candles creating ambiance for the outdoor dining patio.
3 deck levels flagstone patio. Frameless face-mounted glass railings keep the space uncluttered. A cantilevered roof structure provides shelter
Flexy Dual Post Cantilevered Umbrella provides both shade and privacy for this outdoor dining patio in this city backyard near Toronto Rosedale
cantilevered pergola, sectional couch and fire table