At this home in Groton, MA, the yard is fairly sloped and the owners want to improve the grades while creating a formal patio space/fireplace. To do this, first we extend an existing fieldstone wall at the bottom of the slope so more fill can be brought in to raise the grade above. Then we build a partially raised patio into the remaining slope with a fireplace and matching retaining wall.
The fireplace is a custom built Rumford style fireplace meant to reflect more heat outwards. The patio and wall caps are made of granite, and the walls / fireplace are made of CT Gray 4″ thick stone veneer. A reclaimed barn beam is used for the fireplace mantle.