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Sunken Courtyard

A job in Fritchley that no-one else would touch! The garden used to rise steeply directly behind the house. We took out part of the garage wall to excavate this sunken courtyard and build this structure, which both retains the ground in the garden and integrates the house, garage and garden spaces with storage rooms beneath the steps. A complex job in a small and difficult to access space.

sunken courtyard from above
stone steps and wall leading down to courtyard
Stone steps with brick alcove
area with plants above sunken courtyard
stone alcove with planting
wood doors in sunken courtyard