Somerset Ridge Residence

Our clients wanted to see some different concepts for a new back yard that fit in with the strong architectural lines of the house. We came up with 4 concepts that designed the back yard into different rooms. The driving force for the back yard was a new outdoor kitchen, more sitting areas, possible water feature/garden art location, hot tub and PRIVACY. The residence HAD great views of the Boise foothills until a new home went in and now their focal point is their neighbors roof. We designed four concepts to take advantage of the open views, screen the neighbors roof, give the clients a sense of enclosure and play off the strong lines of the house. After presenting the plans and SketchUp models a final concept is was designed to combine the elements from a couple of our designs. This project was installed by LCG in 2011. Some of the main elements of this project are
A private courtyard off the master suite with built in spa and exercise area. The courtyard is finished in Eldorado Stone and custom metal and wood moongates act as a focal point.
An outdoor kitchen that features a wood burning pizza oven, grill, sink, fridge, and plenty of storage and work space. A built-in bar area provides family and friends lot of seating options with views of the outdoor kitchen, TV, dining area deck and basalt outcrop water feature.
An oversized outdoor Chess set
Custom screen/accent fence with Black Bamboo behind it to hide views of the neighbors roof.


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Boise, Idaho,