This project nestled along the headwaters of Lake Blue Ridge scores a 10 for summer fun. The owners wanted to expand their lake living environment to enjoy all seasons and improve access for friends and family. The steep slopes presented a challenge so Garden Architects handled the transition with a series of fieldstone steps and slate chip ramps supported by boulder walls. Closer to the home a wonderful fire pit setting capitalizes on the best lake views. A native plant palette blends the setting with the wooded environment and keeps maintenance requirements low.