Moderna Pavers of Jacksonville Beach was contacted to help new homeowners in Springfield upgrade the look and appearance of their historic home. The homeowners knew they wanted the old concrete ribbons and pebbles in the driveway replaced with pavers and were hoping they’d be able to add a place to entertain and enjoy themselves in the backyard.
During the first meeting, a design consultant from Moderna Pavers listened to the wish list of the homeowners and knew just how to help them with their desire to add a pergola in the large backyard – call Cindy at Creative Design Space of Jacksonville. Also important to the homeowners was the ‘feel’ of the project – they wanted an ‘old’ feeling similar to that of St. Augustine. After a couple meetings to gather more information, take measurements and discuss patio and paver options – decisions were finalized and the plan began to take shape.
The pergola would be the first part of the project so that the paver patio could be installed around the posts. The cedar lumber was delivered and the installers from Creative Design Space cut and built the pergola onsite based on the exact specifications of the design. Since the pergolas are customized for each project – homeowners have many choices besides the size, they can even choose the amount of sun or shade they want to filter through the slats at the top. Creative Design Space works closely with each customer so they can design and build a pergola to meet their needs and budget.
The second part of the project began with the existing driveway material being replaced by a 3-piece cobble paver in an Oak Run color blend. Next on the list was the backyard. Starting at the end of their wooden deck is a long paver walkway leading them past a beautiful water fountain on a paver pad and into a 20’ diameter patio with a cedar pergola. The walkway and patio are also in the Oak Run color blend, however these pavers are tumbled to give it an aged look. In addition, the patio and walkway are bordered with tumbled 4x8 pavers in a red / charcoal blend.
The design also included adding seating wall inside the pergola / patio area. The installers from Moderna showed their true craft when it came to cutting the two 13 foot long seating walls with cap around the posts from the pergola.
There are several special touches and features added to make this project complete and ready to enjoy.Two planters were added in the yard along the fence line for interest and included 18” walls so they could double as seating wall if needed. Two of the pergola posts were routed for gas lines which feed two beautiful lanterns on the front of the pergola which is visible from their home. In addition, the homeowner had electric run to the patio area for the lighting from NiteLites of Jacksonville. There are two up-lights at the rear of the patio which are installed within the pavers as well as spot lights on some of the trees in the yard. There is also a 10’ diameter paver pad for the patio located just off the side of the long walkway. Electric was installed near the fountain pad, so Moderna made sure the sleeves were installed under the pavers to facilitate the clean installation of the fountain without wires exposed.
With careful planning in advance, this beautiful transformation was completed in one week, start to finish.
The customers account of the project can be read on the testimonials page here.