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Sellwood Bungalow

After working with another landscape company on a months-long design-build project, these Eastmoreland homeowners enlisted our help to salvage their backyard from disappointing results. The team at Drake’s quickly identified and corrected sub-par installation practices and worked closely with the clients to fulfill their vision for the space.

Because the couple enjoys entertaining and organic gardening (but not too much maintenance–they’re both practicing attorneys), it was important that the design took these activities into consideration. The lower patio allows them plenty of space for grilling fresh veggies from their raised planter beds, and for enjoying them with friends and family under the stars. During the hot Portland summers, the new pergola on the upper patio provides shade from the sun and keeps the house cool, too!