Mid-Century Outdoor Sanctuary

2015 | Salem, Oregon

After completing an interior remodel for this mid-century home in the West Salem hills, we revived the old, rundown backyard and transformed it into an outdoor living room that reflects the openness of the new interior living space. We tied the outside and inside together to create a cohesive connection between the two. The yard was spread out with multiple elevations and tiers, which we used to create “outdoor rooms” with separate seating, eating, and gardening areas that flowed seamlessly from one to another. We installed a fire pit in the seating area; built-in pizza oven, wok and bar-b-que in the outdoor kitchen; and a soaking tub on the lower deck. The concrete dining table doubled as a ping-pong table and required a boom truck to lift the pieces over the house and into the backyard. The result is an outdoor sanctuary the homeowners can effortlessly enjoy year-round.

Anderson Shirley Architects

Laura Canfield Garden Design

"We have used Kraft on multiple projects and all have been done with great care and quality. They have fulfilled everything we wanted and expected in a contractor."