Mountain Living Magazine: Serene Respite

May/June 2023 | Mountain Living Magazine

Photos by Mike McCall

The calm waters of Lake Coeur d’Alene serve as the spectacular backdrop of this thoughtfully designed patio in Harrison, Idaho. Designed for lounging and entertaining, the inviting retreat sits high above neighboring properties, allowing the sun to pour in without obstruction. A splash pond visible from one of the outdoor fire pits mirrors the surroundings, and stone bar stools built inside the pond allow for endless hours of outdoor leisure.

The stone bar stools in the water are one of my favorite features of the patio, as well as the bar along the side of the pond lakeside,” Andy Smith of Edwards Smith Construction explains.

With its many distinct lounge areas boasting comfortable and durable furnishings, the space allows family and guests to explore and linger. “The patio provides space for outdoor dining off the interior’s more formal eating area, as well as three additional spots for the owners and their guests to gather and take in the spectacular views of Lake Coeur d’Alene.”

Adding to the peaceful ambience is a bubbling water feature that flows up to a gazebo with a hot tub. The team at Edwards Smith Construction worked diligently with the homeowners to create a space that allows nature to take center stage. “The result is a project in harmony,” says Smith.

Architect: d’Zign Group Architecture |

Builder: Edwards Smith Construction |

Landscape: Land Expressions |

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