This AMAZING backyard space from fellow Sacramentan is pretty much the epitome of outdoor perfection and is SO much of what we hope to create here in backyard. I LOVE the generous seating area, the large paver and gravel
I like the stone base. We could use brick to match house. Traditional structures like this new pergola–porch can be built from modern materials that are impervious to moisture and insects (Kleer Lumber components from Tapco).