Our client wanted the elements commonly found on suburban homes with much larger lots. Precious backyard space needed to be planned out well to meet the goals 1. Casual seating with a fire element. 2. Grill area with room for a small table 3. Barstool seating 4. Overall footprint that was in scale with the home but not without regard to green space. 5. Ability to use a greater portion of year and during inclement weather. A roofed structure was built to provide shelter from the elements and create an outdoor room. Complete with a custom masonry fireplace, the space has all the elements of an indoor family room but out in the fresh air. Classic materials including Fond-du-lac stone for the fireplace and grill island, natural cleft bluestone for the patio and steps and Indiana limestone coping and caps worked great with the traditional red brick on the home.