Somersett Residence – Northwest Reno
> A million-dollar view with an equally stunning outdoor entertaining area
After the Serratt family purchased their beautiful Somersett home in 2010, they had barely a year to dream up the perfect outdoor space to entertain family and friends. With a stunning vista of the Truckee River canyon winding west toward the mountains, the setting demanded a perfect patio setting.
After a number of consultations with the client, with the help of the Reno Lawn & Landscape design team, they decided a multi-level, multi-featured living space was in order.
Deciding against a standard flat expanse of cement and grass, the family wanted separate entertaining areas specific to the audience. For example, immediately outside the French doors from the living room, the largest of the three cultured stone patios provides space for cooking, plenty of seating – either stone bench or furniture, plus a demure river stone bubbler fountain off to the side. All together, guests will enjoy the zen-like audio of water while enjoying the spacious Nevada view.
A second patio space allows for overflow and more seating. The bubbler fountain, at ground-level with this patio, is now surrounded by lush sweeping swaths of cooling turf. The turf is not large enough to demand considerable water costs and instead allows the eye to follow it’s path to the fence and further down the canyon.
Up the incline you’ll find a discreet, simple fire pit perfectly suited for intimate entertaining situations.
Closest to the canyon slope, the view is at it’s finest. Curving seat walls substitute as a table for your wine and favorite hors d'oeuvre.
The design is strikingly simple and fits the character of the homeowner to a tee. Maintenance is designed to be quick and simple. Two young trees are situated to provide much needed shade when they mature.
Side note: the neighbors to the north loved this landscape so much, they hired Reno Lawn & Landscape to build their canyon vista. Expect to see this beautiful addition in next year’s BANNer awards!