The clients entered the design phase with numerous ideas of idyllic landscapes. Taking all these ideas into account the Design Team wanted to first focus on the hardscapes by using multiple design charrettes to help weed out any site or municipal code issues and to help identify functional space relationships. Once the deck, patio, and circulation were agreed upon then the detailing began by using 3D software. The client was able to see the rhythm of handrail post in relation to the vertical and arching elements of the deck skirting. They could also see how the Aegean green of the lattice would compliment the Mahogany brown decking and stair treads. And once the plantings were installed the harmonious composition began to show itself. The homeowners have found themselves enjoying more time entertaining outside than they have in the past.