Style, simplicity, and practicality come together in this outdoor renovation. Here, an unused backyard filled with brambles and weeds was transformed into a spacious patio surrounded by a combination of edible and ornamental plantings. Completed in several phases, this project showcases wood and rock walls, a built-in bench and most recently an arbor. Adding color stain to structural elements created a sense of dimension and a new perspective, which enhanced the overall character of this well loved multi-level garden. This quiet garden shows how inspired design can meet structural and functional demands to produce an inviting escape in the heart of the city.