This sloping grass area has been transformed into an exciting outdoor space for all the members of the family. The garden’s three seating areas provide options to use different parts of the garden for different occasions, moods or times of the day. The lowest-placed seating is more sheltered, and is ideal for morning and midday gatherings, while the upper seating areas in the centre and corner are more suitable for the evening. The four fundamental elements of nature (water, fire, wood and stone) are combined in a contemporary feature which forms a beautiful yet practical focal point. The cast iron fireplace is a log-burner, and can be used as an outdoor fire to create heat and a warm atmosphere. The cascade of water next to the fire combines two contrasting elements in great harmony. A vertical log feature and natural black slate complete this wall feature. A round seat and patio creates a focal point, while the structure to the left of the upper patio is an outdoor bar for serving drinks.