Landscaping · February 28, 2021 0

A Multi-Level Outdoor Area Provides A Variety Of Spaces To Entertain

Photography by Darris Harris

Chicago based Mia Rao Design and Blender Architecture have collaborated to create this home’s outdoor entertaining areas.

The goal of the project was to create distinct spaces with different moods for both group entertaining and private use by the homeowner.

An earthy vibe was introduced by using field stone and a custom weathering steel screen that acts as a backdrop for the outdoor living room.

A modern but earthy vibe has been created with multi-level outdoor areas, field stone, and a custom raw steel screen, that has weathered over time and acts as a backdrop for a outdoor living room. #LandscapingIdeas #BackyardIdeas #YardIdeas #Terrace #OutdoorLounge
Photography by Darris Harris

Stairs lead to the upper area, that’s furnished with a built-in corner sofa, which has a small privacy screen, a pair of armchairs, a fire table, and tall plants.


This rooftop deck has been furnished with a built-in corner sofa that has a small privacy screen, a pair of armchairs, a fire table, and tall plants. #RooftopDeck #Landscaping #Architecture #OutdoorSpace
Photography by Darris Harris

Wood stairs connect the two levels, and from this angle, you can see the ground level also has a dining area with a table large enough to seat 10 people.


Chicago based Mia Rao Design and Blender Architecture have collaborated to created a modern outdoor environment with different 'rooms'. #YardIdeas #BackyardIdeas #Terrace #Landscaping #MultiLevelOutdoorSpace #OutdoorSpace
Photography by Darris Harris

The home has also been designed with two smaller private areas off the third floor. These were designed for sun bathing, a cup of coffee, a cocktail, or a soak in the hidden hot tub. Minimalist round grey planters also add an interesting design touch that contrasts the overall use of wood.


This modern house has been designed with two small private areas off the third floor. These were designed for sun bathing, a cup of coffee or a cocktail, or a soak in the hidden hot tub. Minimalist round grey planters add an interesting design touch that contrasts the overall use of wood. #Patio #OutdoorSpace #Deck #Landscaping
Photography by Darris Harris