Landscape Designer of the Year Paul Connolly, APLD – Sundrea Design Studio, Tucson, Arizona
Faced with the unique challenge of transforming this backyard into a usable landscape without disturbing the natural drainage pattern, Connolly created an award winning outdoor space that expands the interior living areas into the landscape and creates interaction between them and the natural environment.
Pictured here is a flagstone patio centered on a beehive fireplace. Perimeter masonry walls that match the home’s architecture add privacy and help keep the homeowner’s pets safely inside the yard. The project also includes a dining space with built-in grill, a covered patio, a spa and more all connected by gravel paths.