Residential Dining Pavilion

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The combination of curves and straight lines form a captivating rhythm.
The combination of curves and straight lines form a captivating rhythm.

This  dining pavilion makes great use of a side yard — acting also as the main entry to the home — and linking the side yard to the backyard. The artful design provides a sense of enclosure as well as actual privacy from close neighbors and from the street.

The natural curves  of the Pergola fins provide a sense of enclosure and security and also privacy from the close neighbor.
The natural curves of the Pergola fins provide a sense of enclosure and security and also privacy from the close neighbor.

The dining table connects to the raised pond. The custom pergola provides a sense of enclosure and actual privacy from a close neighbor. The privacy fence separates the relaxing space from the view of passersby. A niche — barely seen on the right — keeps the grill close-at-hand but out of the way.

Dining Pavilion
Dining Pavilion – The Oversized Ceiling Fan Keeps Diners Cool and Mosquito Free

The pond and fountain integrate the side yard dining pavilion with the back yard.  The space is composed of a mix of materials at precise angles and intersections.

The pond and fountain integrate the side yard dining pavilion with the back yard. The space is composed of a mix of materials at precise angles and intersections.

Corten Steel, acid stained concrete, irregular flagstone, and beige wall stone provide a natural palette that complements the powder-coated and painted steel in natural shades. One corner of the pond is sheathed in Corten steel as is a portion of the retaining wall that supports the back patio. The material intersections were tightly designed including blending natural boulders into pour concrete.

The color of the dining fins echo the surrounding materials including the purple-leafed plum
The color of the dining fins echo the surrounding materials including the purple-leafed plum
Small Boulders are Integrated with the Concrete Stairs and Upper Patio.
Small Boulders are Integrated with the Concrete Stairs and Upper Patio.

Custom Patio Furniture was designed for this installation.  The furnitures accommodates various sitting postures and orientations.  The same curved legs were used for the patio furniture and for the dining table.

Custom Patio Furniture -- allows various sitting postures and orientations.
Custom Patio Furniture — allows various sitting postures and orientations.

 

Custom Fountain

Custom Fountain

The fountain is powder-coated and Corten Steel. The purple-leaf sand cherry (Prunus × cistena) and iris versicolor provide a counterpoint to the steel.

The constant parade of wildlife attracted to the pond and fountain are easily viewed from comfort inside should weather or events prevent sitting outside.
The constant parade of wildlife attracted to the pond and fountain are easily viewed from comfort inside should weather or events prevent sitting outside.

The pond and fountain are situated so the owner can view the daily wildlife parade from her favorite inside space. The view is compelling at all times of the year.

Robin Bathing in Pond
Robins and larger birds use the planting pots as bird baths.
Bird Bath Built Into Pond
Finches and smaller birds use a collection of rocks purpose-designed for drinking and bathing.

 

The pond and fountain are attractive even in the dead of winter.
The pond and fountain are attractive even in the dead of winter.
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2 thoughts on “Residential Dining Pavilion”

  1. The custom fountain with the powder coated steel is beautiful ! We are looking at a lap pool and this would be so
    Stunning.

  2. Gail, Thank you so much. I have several other fountains in the design stage and would love to work with you to see if we can help you develop something special for your pool.

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