Outdoor Living is a common expression with a broad definition. Almost anything outdoorsy or backyard barbecue can fall under the term. We give a big cheer for all things outdoors, however, we’d like to show you a fabulous landscape that truly defines Outdoor Living. It started in a large backyard in Lake Oswego. There was plenty of lawn, hot tub, a swimming pool, and a deck. The kids grew up and flew the coop. What were Mom and Dad going to do with a backyard that needed a serious face-lift? Transform the property into livable outdoor space.

So, Mom went online to get ideas and found herself in the Paradise Restored portfolio. After scrolling through properties and seeing cool things she wanted in her own backyard, she took the plunge and scheduled a meet up. The next thing you know, a design plan was created with all her favorite ideas and the pool was being filled and covered.

Then the work crews arrived.  In-ground spa, hardscaped patios w/boulder stairways, outdoor living room and kitchen . . . The design plan was set in motion and began to appear before their eyes.

Needless to say it was an enormous but worthwhile project.  Now these happy homeowners enjoy each and every part of their outdoor living space.  Dad and his dog hop in the spa each morning.  And there is an incredible lawn to play catch together afterwards. Dad can also lounge right outside his kitchen door to view and bask in the splendor of his property.

Most people only dream of living the life of the rich and famous . . . this grand gazebo is that dream come true. Spacious and spectacular in every detail, this outdoor living room becomes a daily living space. Two large TV screens begin early morning broadcast news and transition into sport shows that continue throughout the day. Mom loves the outdoor kitchen and has stocked the cabinets with accessories and stylish dinnerware for outdoor use. The magnificent bar with transition lighting seats six . . . with non-stop counter space everywhere you look. The gas fireplace is up and roaring, as is pizza in the wood fire pizza oven – Mom has become an expert. (After-all, there are family and friends to feed and entertain) The stone work, custom wood work in ceiling and skylights, the arched windows . . . all a work of art.

There is so much to see in this fabulous landscape. Mini-retreats for people to wander off to. A back deck off the Gazebo, where our homeowners like to spend time at the end of the day. A waterfall patio near the Koi pond. Two roomy fire pits with seat walls. One near the dining patio and the second near the in-ground spa . . . perfect for kids to dip in the water and dry off near the fire. So much to see in one incredible landscape.

Well, this is a legendary landscape “Before & After” story in our books. The homeowners were some of our favorite people we’ve had the pleasure to work with. They spend much of their time outdoors now. The man of the house will fall asleep in the gazebo under the stars on some nights. We can understand why. It’s tremendously peaceful. Pop into the gallery to see the entire property @ We know you will enjoy the attention to detail and the masterful design plan.

Our design team can turn your ideas and dreams into reality. Plunge in like our Mom in this story. After all, you’ll never know what you’ve missed until you become part of a fabulous outdoor life of your own! Your complimentary consultation begins here @


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