Bluff Overlook Masterplan
These homeowners were in the process of building a beautiful new home on the bluff in Youngstown, NY overlooking the Niagara River when they contacted Stone Landscape Architecture for a design plan for their yard. These clients were looking for a small patio area, a lower patio area with a fire pit, and a level yard area despite a 32' terraced vertical drop to the river below. Stone proposed a machine set concrete block wall to retain approximately 3.5'-4' of exposed bluff in order to create a lawn area level with the lower fire pit patio as well as extensive clearing and planting of the embankment to create a much cleaner, more manageable hillside. A custom fabricated metal staircase will be constructed after the walls are in place to more easily transition the slope to the water. Construction is slated for fall of 2017.