The fireplace is asymmetrical with a low seating wall extending from each side. There is a piece of metal inside to protect the stone from the flames. It is a wood burning fireplace instead of gas. We have propane here, which is very volatile. It just didn't seem smart to go with a gas fireplace, at least with one this open. The asymmetry gives it a little modern feel along with the cables on the pergola. I've been trying to order chairs to put in front of the fireplace but they are out of stock. That is a bummer, although, it is not fireplace season for quite awhile.
When you walk out of the house through the patio doors this is the view that you see. I'm in love with my swing. Its a scosh crooked, but the way our contractor made it, would have been virtually impossible to get it exactly straight. It is, however, incredibly strong and built for two.
My raised beds are between the pergola and the shed.
There are three sets of four with the fountain at the center point.
We had this fountain at our last house. I'm so happy to get it going again.
I just showed Joe a photo of a shed I liked and he copied it exactly. Isn't it darling?
I already had the window from a garage sale.
This is the view from the upper level on the left side of the house. My planters are not doing so well at the moment. The peas and herbs are really happy, but not much else is. It doesn't really matter. I can experiment and putter to my heart's content. Thanks again for visiting. I'm sure you'll be seeing more of this garden, so stay tuned. . .