The pool deck and patio on this Queens Harbor home was typical- cool decking acrylic sprayed over a cracking concrete deck that had been an eyesore for years. The home owners now faced a new dilemma- they needed more space on the deck for dining, relaxing and entertaining and they wanted an outdoor kitchen to enjoy the beautiful views of the water.
After presenting several options- we settled on a large, cedar pergola that would be multi purposed. Shade was a big significance of the pergola; it would shade the living room from the morning sun and shade the patio in the afternoons. The aesthetic appeal of the pergola would go nicely with the overall plan of the new design. The summer kitchen was installed first. The kitchen was simple in design, with a nice durable grill, a small outdoor refrigerator, and bar height seating for a few guests around an ample spaced countertop.
Next the pergola was cut and assembled on-site. The on-site build allows maximum flexibility for deciding exactly how much shade is desired achieved by the spacing and size of the slats. It also allows customization of the architectural details.After the paver and retaining wall work
Then the pavers and seating wall were installed. Careful design considerations were taken when planning how the seating wall would integrate visually and functionally into the patio and pergola. The seat wall blocks and cap were cut in to wrap the pergola posts. Several steps were constructed from retaining wall and pavers leading down to the dock. The pool deck and coping were both remodeled with new brick pavers. The pavers and seating wall are Oak Run in color and the pavers are layed in a random pattern from the Mega Old Town shape. The Mega Olde Towne shape is part of a continuation of the traditional line of Olde Towne pavers only larger in scale giving it the "Mega" name. This line of pavers has slightly pillowed edges and corners to give it a subtle cobble look. The surface is still smooth and the corners are just defined enough barely notice the texture when walking across the pavers in bare feet.
Design and project planning was handled by Moderna of Jacksonville. The pergola was designed and constructed by Creative Design Space of Orange Park. Brick pavers, retaining wall, seating wall, steps, and pool coping were installed by Moderna Pavers of Jacksonville. Finish landscaping (yet to be done) will be handled by the home owners.