Essex County Moving Meditation Garden
The homeowner, a devoted tai chi practitioner, rarely went into his backyard. It was pretty to look at but it was not very useful.
Carlton Design took a second look at the underutilized suburban backyard and designed a yin-yang-shaped patio. The patio was built from a naturally irregular bluestone resting on the inside curve of a gently rising natural stone wall planter.
The homeowner now has a tranquil setting in which to practice tai chi. Additionally, the patio also serves as a small and intimate outdoor room for entertaining guests.