An urban retreat

This urban St. Paul home’s back yard has everything you could want for outdoor living – a raised patio with spaces for dining, grilling, sitting around a fire, and relaxing around a water feature. For years to come, this family will enjoy their new outdoor living space. 

For the patio surfaces, Villa installed Willow Creek Cobblestone pavers in the 3-unit random pattern in a beautiful Bronze Blend. The patio color, which complements the cedar privacy fence, is framed by a black and gray paving stone double border.  

A cozy, bump-out seat wall created with VERSA-LOK Weathered Standard units in Bronze Blend adds built-in seating around the copper fire bowl, so the homeowner can enjoy the outdoors late into the night and long into the Minnesota fall. 

The Willow Creek Ledgestone Bar & Grill Island Kit is one of the more popular kit installations by Villa Landscapes professionals and do-it-yourselfers alike with its ample cooking and dining surfaces not to mention the beautiful appearance. 
A bubbling boulder water feature surrounded by river rocks is inset into the VERSA-LOK retaining wall unit planter. The planter’s herb garden, perennials and annuals are at a good height for easy-on-the-back gardening. Add a few Adirondack chairs, and the water feature is the perfect spot to unwind with a glass of wine.
Both the patio and the steps are created with a foundation of the versatile VERSA-LOK retaining wall blocks. Step treads are in a matching bronze bullnose unit.