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SE Portland backyard build-out

A backyard recast as an urban oasis with a focus on 4 things:


The homeowner is a garden guru, and plants matter greatly to her: careful thought was given to solar orientation, access to shade and water, depth of soil and, above all, aesthetics.


A low-slung 1970s patio cover was replaced by 10′ tall 6×6 cedar posts with 6×12 Douglas fir beams and 2×8 rafters: stains and connection hardware tie it all together. Translucent 10mm polycarbonate roofing panels provide protection against the rain.


An old concrete slab was removed in favor of 2×2′ gray concrete pavers, on a bed of gravel and sand. The same pavers were used to access the hot tub ‘room’ as stepping stones.


Portland permitting can be a thicket. Post-pandemic timelines can stretch on…and on. But Peter knows the way through.