Landscape Stone & Outdoor Rooms

Outdoor rooms should be a comfortable, serene, and functional living area, and be an extension of your indoor space.  The many types of landscape stone can help create a pleasant, functional outdoor living area.  It can be used in the paving, walls, and other architectural pieces, and complement the color and the stone on your home.

This Lannon stone wall acts as a seat wall, defines a sense of space and privacy. Columns with lanterns anchor the wall.

Retaining Walls


Stone used:  Concrete blocks, Lannon stone, fieldstone and timbers

Allows to level a yard with a large slope, giving more space for a living area.

A Bluestone and brick combination breaks up a large patio into different areas for different functions. Here the brick inset acts as the dining area.

Seat Walls


Stone used:  Concrete block, Lannon stone, mortared stone or brick with cap stones


Gives living area a sense of space


Provides a sense of privacy


Provides more sitting areas


A nice piece of architectural interest

Concrete block columns topped with lanterns frame the entry to this patio.



Stone used:  Concrete, Bluestone, Concrete pavers, brick, or Lannon Stone


Use for sitting/conversational areas, reading, eating, lounging or grilling


Stone insets break up the paving area into individual outdoor rooms, for example, an eating area and a lounge area.


They can also give an illusion of an area rug.

Concrete block retaining walls hold back soil to provide more room for a patio. The lower wall can also act as a seat wall.



Stone used:  Concrete blocks, Lannon stone, mortared stone or brick, with cap stones


Gives an outdoor area a sense of entry


Top with lanterns for night lighting


Can anchor a seat wall


Architectural interest

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