Urban Farming

Chef Maggie O’Toole is a culinary teacher and the owner of Foodfest, a cooking school that teaches children, teens and adults to cook from scratch.  She strives to empower cooks, especially young ones, to become educated consumers who shape the food landscape and demand fresh over packaged food and sustainable over mass produced. We are … Continue reading "Urban Farming"

Spanish-Southwestern Beauty

This client contracted with us to redesign the front yard of their home, located on a large corner lot overlooking open space with breathtaking views of the Colorado Front Range.  Their goal was to eliminate the grassy slope and replace it with a terraced retaining wall and new stairs since the original ones had experienced … Continue reading "Spanish-Southwestern Beauty"

Northfield Contemporary

When this client moved from one Stapleton home to another, we were happy to have the opportunity to work with them again to create a new outdoor space.  As before, they wanted a simple, contemporary look.  They desired areas for sitting around a fire pit, dining, outdoor cooking and a water feature. We chose the … Continue reading "Northfield Contemporary"

Traditional – Contemporary Mix

This client started out needing to repair parts of their collapsing fence that had been built around large, mature trees.  One thing led to another and they ended up pursuing a total redesign of their back yard.  They wanted an inviting, contemporary design that would blend with their Park Hill traditional English Tudor home.  In … Continue reading "Traditional – Contemporary Mix"

Mid-Century Modern

This client wanted a mid-century modern feel for their new contemporary home, a style characterized by clean, simple lines, functional beauty and natural hues.  Their wish list included less grass and more planting areas, an expanded patio, a fireplace to provide privacy from the alley, a different style fence and a more level back yard.  … Continue reading "Mid-Century Modern"

Park Hill Contemporary Remodel

This Park Hill client had just completed a remodel which included a new concrete patio and asked us to assist in finishing their backyard. They wanted a contemporary look with a fire pit, planters, a place for grilling, trees for privacy from the neighbors and lush foliage for this shady back yard. A prefabricated fire … Continue reading "Park Hill Contemporary Remodel"

Intimate Family HangOut

Our client had a narrow and underused back/side yard that consisted of a single tree with a small area of grass and mulch.  They wanted an extension of their existing concrete slab patio with privacy from the alley for a family hangout.  They also wanted a space to grow vegetables and compost. Budget prohibited treatment … Continue reading "Intimate Family HangOut"

Contemporary Asian

Our clients had a large yard by Stapleton standards that did not include any builder landscaping other than a single tree.  They wanted a contemporary Asian feel with lawn, a sitting area around a fire pit, a shaded dining area, fruit trees, raised vegetable beds and a zen garden. Before Concrete was chosen as a … Continue reading "Contemporary Asian"

Portland Inspired

Before These clients wanted a design for their uninteresting, builder-grade backyard where the adults, children and pet dogs could coexist.  They wanted a Portland Inspired casual seating area and outdoor kitchen, some art and a way to better connect their underused covered concrete porch with the rest of the yard. First, the children’s playhouse was … Continue reading "Portland Inspired"

Updated Prairie Style

This client wanted to redesign their small front yard and porch with an updated prairie style for their craftsman home. The round columns installed by the builder were the only round element on the front elevation and they disliked the traditional white porch railing and steep, uninteresting composite wood steps with a railing. The round … Continue reading "Updated Prairie Style"