Backyard design plucked from the past

Landscape design - Brian Schatz , Stonework - Nelson Stoneworks

Written by: Amy Diehl

Thick stone walls, a massive fireplace and a rafter beam ceiling open to the sky define the space of this “Farmhouse ruin” situated on one corner of this restful backyard design. The Ruin, as it’s called, was artfully designed to look like the remains of an ancient, tumbled-down stone farmhouse. It is actually a modern creation fully engineered, elegantly designed and perfectly set up for relaxing while enveloped in a sense of history.

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