Overlooking the James River in Style

We’ve been waiting on this project for a long time, and it’s finally ready for us to show off! When these homeowners first called us with their idea, we were excited, but house renovations – as they often do – went long on the timeline and the budget, so their back yard had to wait for awhile. Luckily, their beautiful view of the James River Bridge wasn’t going anywhere, and we saw the potential of this incredible Hilton Village home from the first visit.

For obvious reasons, the homeowners wanted to maximize their sunset view while keeping the space kid-friendly, so we got to work with a few goals in mind.
The sunken fire pit we created is a highlight in the yard, allowing everyone to enjoy the evening surrounded by outdoor lighting and good conversation. To make the fire pit flow into the rest of the yard we mixed textures in the space and added lighting on the columns of the pergola. The outdoor kitchen, complete with a grill and under-cabinet storage, is the perfect setup for family and friends to enjoy the entire day outdoors, and with plenty of seating, we knew everyone could feel at home.

Keep scrolling to see the finished product along with a lot of landscaping, and hear how we turned a community well into a bench – yep, you read that right!